Medicaid pays for half of US births

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Medicaid pays for half of US births
Wed, 10-09-2013 - 10:55am

According to Health Day News, Medicaid pays for nearly half of all US births. "The number of births paid for by Medicaid is increasing, with nearly half of U.S. births covered this way in 2010, according to a new study.The program, which provides free or low-cost coverage to families and individuals who qualify, paid for 45 percent of the 3.8 million births in the United States in 2010, up from 40 percent of births in 2008.In actual numbers, about 90,000 more births were paid for by Medicaid in 2010 than in 2008, according to the findings, which were published in the September issue of the journal Women's Health Issues." READ MORE

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Wed, 10-09-2013 - 10:58am

If the cost of having a baby were more affordable then many of these people wouldn't need Medicaid. Instead of dealing with the high cost of health care, our government decided to force us all to buy insurance.