23 March 2017
- From the sectionLeeds & West Yorkshire
New Mexico’s days of going GOP are about over. For that matter, the America we know is about over. Meanwhile, our healthcare system is going broke because the reimbursement for all of this does not come even close to paying what it actually costs hospitals for this care. Add to this, many of these babies have had little to none prenatal care and require extensive after birth care.
In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%
New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid.
Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid.
New Hampshire earned the distinction of having the smallest percentage of babies born on Medicaid. In that state, Medicaid paid for the births of only 27 percent of the babies born in 2015.
Virginia and Utah tied for the next to last position, with 31 percent of the babies born on Medicaid.
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