What portion of all childbirths in the U.S. are funded by Medicaid?
Medicaid is the main government healthcare program for low-income people. In the U.S. during 2019, Medicaid was the source of payment for 42.1% of all childbirths. This varied from 29.4% for white mothers to 59.0% for Hispanic mothers, and 65.1% for black mothers. The CDC used to publish these data on an annual basis in a report titled "Births in the United States," but since the Biden administration took control of the CDC, it has removed the data from the report. Medicaid was founded in in 1965, and the average portion of the U.S. population receiving Medicaid benefits for the entire year has increased from 2% in 1966 to 25% in 2021.