Make your guess before peeking ….
Medicaid took center stage during the repeal & replace drama … so, I’ve been more alert to Medicaid news.
Let’s put today’s question in context.
According to MSN:
Over the past five decades, Medicaid has surpassed Medicare in the number of Americans it covers.
It has grown gradually into a behemoth that provides for the medical needs of one in five Americans — 74 million people.
For comparison … about half are on employer-based plans and “only” 14% are on Medicare.
Here’s the geographic spread, according to the Kaufman Family Foundation:
Note the heavy Medicaid density in the West … and the relatively light density in the Heartland.
OK, you have your frame of reference: about 20% of Americans on Medicaid.
So, what percentage of babies are born on Medicaid?