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Topic: Medicaid coverage of births
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Medicaid coverage of births: United States, 2001-2003

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• Medicaid is a major public source of financing health care services provided to pregnant women, infants and children. 
• According to the latest survey from the National Governor's Association, 41.0% of births in the United States were covered under Medicaid in 2003. 
• While women ages 19-44 and children in the United States made up almost 68.9% of Medicaid enrollees in 2007, they accounted for only 35.5% of all Medicaid spending. 


  • Recent data on Medicaid covered births is available for most states from the National Governor's Association: MCH Update.
  • The following states did not have Medicaid covered birth data available and are not included in U.S. rate in 2003: New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada and Wyoming.


  • Data collected by the National Governors Association, August 2010 - October 2010.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, MSIS Statistical Report. Data prepared by March of Dimes.
  • Retrieved November 28, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.