American Babies are Heavily Dependent on Medicaid…but does Trump or GOP Care?

PORTSMOUTH, NH - FEBRUARY 04:  Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds a baby the end of a rally at Great Bay Community College on February 4, 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. New Hampshire's primary is next Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Even Darth Vader saved Luke Skywalker in the end

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, based on the last years on record, 24 states in the union have at least 50 percent of their babies born covered by Medicaid. Here are the top dogs, with data ranging from 2010 to 2016.

MARSHALLTOWN, IA - JANUARY 26: A woman tries to get her baby kissed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the anti-immigration sheriff from Maricopa County, Arizona, today announced his support for Trump's presidential bid.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
This kid knows
  1. New Mexico, 72%
  2. Arkansas, 67%
  3. Louisiana, 65%
  4. Mississippi and Nevada and Wisconsin come in with 64%
  5. Oklahoma and South Carolina come in with 60%.

And so forth. The lowest percentages are New Hampshire with 27%, and Virginia and Utah with 31%. Of course, the most babies being born in the United States are clearly covered by Medicaid as the states with high percentages also have considerably higher populations.

In California, Florida and Illinois, for example, 50 percent of all babies were born on Medicaid in the latest year on record.

In New York, 51 percent of the babies were born on Medicaid.

In Ohio, 52 percent of babies were born on Medicaid.

Texas also had a 54% coverage rate and is in the top five states along with California, Florida, Illinois and New York. So just remember, the Republican’s “intellectual leader” Speaker Paul Ryan, along with unpopular President Donald Trump, were and still are actively trying to take away the health coverage of infants.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 8: A baby waits as people vote at a polling site at Public School 261, November 8, 2016 in New York City. Citizens of the United States will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Don’t forget that when you go to the voting booth 

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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