This article is definitely republished with kind permission from our close friends at The Kaiser Family members Foundation. You will see the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Statement, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Tax Foundation compiled data from 2005 through 2009 displaying the true purchasing power of personal income per capita. They compared NY with the continuing state of Kansas. In nominal dollars, NY appears richer, boasting $47,000 per capita to Kansas’ $39,000 per capita. Following the real purchasing power of the dollars was modified per capita using the buyer Price Index, the value of money earned in Kansas surpassed the worthiness of New York money. New York fell to $40,000 per capita, while Kansas rose to $45,000 per capita.