Medicaid Births - Births with principal payment source of Medicaid

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Why This Indicator Matters

Nationally, Medicaid pays for almost half of all births, yet covers a higher percentage of hospital stays for preterm and low birth weight babies compared to private insurance coverage.

This data set will help determine whether the rates of Medicaid financing of births will change in the coming years and will be relevant to the broader conversation of monitoring Medicaid coverage and maternal/child health outcomes.
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Definitions: The number and percent of all births where the principal source of payment was Medicaid.

Data Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research. Pennsylvania Vital Statistics annual report series. The Pennsylvania Department of Health specifically disclaims responsibility for any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions.

Footnotes: Updated May 2018.