According to the Kaiser Family Association, at least half of the babies born in the 50 states we call the United States of America are covered by our country’s Medicaid program. Twenty-four states have at least 50 percent or higher Medicaid covered births.
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.
As anyone who has read even the most superficial coverage of what is in the Republican healthcare “package” knows, this healthcare bill guts Medicaid by $880 billion in order to get that money into the pockets of the wealthy top percent. That money comes out of Medicaid.