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What portion of all childbirths in the U.S. are funded by Medicaid?

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Medicaid was the source of payment for 42.1% of all childbirths in 2019. This rate varied from 29.4% for white women to 59.0% for Hispanic women, and 65.1% for black women. Medicaid, which was founded in 1965, is the main government healthcare program for low-income people. The average portion of the U.S. population receiving Medicaid benefits for the entire year increased from 2% in 1966 to 22% in 2019.

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