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Half of U.S. Births Are to Moms on Medicaid

 

Around 50 percent of all births in the U.S. are paid for by Medicaid, a government-issued health insurance for low-income Americans. This number is higher than expected, up from 40 percent a few years ago, says a recent Kaiser study. The state with the highest Medicaid rate is Louisiana, with 70 percent, and the lowest are New Hampshire and Massachusetts, with less than 30 percent. 

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