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Medicaid pays medical bills of 40 percent of children and 46 percent of pregnancies - Aug 2018

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Medicaid at 50 Kaiser 2015

   46 % of all births paid for by Medicaid

Healthy pregnancies need lots of vitamin D has the following summary

0. Chance of not conceiving3.4 times Observe
1. Miscarriage 2.5 times Observe
2. Pre-eclampsia 3.6 timesRCT
3. Gestational Diabetes 3 times RCT
4. Good 2nd trimester sleep quality 3.5 times Observe
5. Premature birth 2 times RCT
6. C-section - unplanned 1.6 timesObserve
     Stillbirth - OMEGA-3 4 timesRCT - Omega-3
7. Depression AFTER pregnancy 1.4 times RCT
8. Small for Gestational Age 1.6 times meta-analysis
9. Infant height, weight, head size
     within normal limits
10. Childhood Wheezing 1.3 times RCT
11. Additional child is Autistic 4 times Intervention
12.Young adult Multiple Sclerosis 1.9 timesObserve
13. Preeclampsia in young adult 3.5 timesRCT
14. Good motor skills @ age 31.4 times Observe
15. Childhood Mite allergy 5 times RCT
16. Childhood Respiratory Tract visits 2.5 times RCT

RCT = Randomized Controlled Trial

Medicaid Provides Health Coverage for 28 Percent of Black Adults and 57 Percent of Black Children July 2017


Fact Sheet: Medicaid’s Role for Young Children 2016

"Today, more than 45 million children have coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For the nation’s youngest children, Medicaid and CHIP play an outsized role, covering 45 percent of children under the age of six, compared to 35 percent of children between the ages of six and 18."

Medicaid - Wikipedia

"Medicaid in the United States is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as a "government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care".[1] Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States, providing free health insurance to 74 million low-income and disabled people (as of 2017)."

The Outsize Hold of the Word ‘Welfare’ on the Public Imagination NYT Aug 2018

> 20% of the entire US population on Medicaid


How is Medicaid different from Medicare?

STRUCTURE A joint federal and state program. Each state establishes its own standards for Medicaid eligibility, benefits and provider payment rates under broad federal guidelines that establish certain minimum standards. A federal health insurance program. The federal government sets all standards.
FINANCING Costs shared by both the federal and state governments. ; Paid for entirely by the federal government.
ELIGIBILITY Serves low-income and disabled children, parents, pregnant women and the elderly, as well as other disabled adults. Since 2014, states may expand Medicaid to low-income adults who had not been previously eligible. Serves elderly and disabled people who receive Social Security, regardless of income.
BENEFITS Provides the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit, which ensures children covered by Medicaid receive all medically necessary care, including physician and hospital visits, well-child visits and treatment, immunizations, dental, vision, and hearing services. Does not have a benefit package for children since Medicare was designed with adults, not children, in mind.

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Medical costs of Children and Pregnancies are very high if low vitamin D

Enrolling Americans in Medicaid Is Now Cheaper Than Subsidizing Their Obamacare Coverage Slate Aug 2018

"This year, Capitol Hill’s official scorekeeper predicts that Washington will spend an average of $6,300 on each individual who purchases subsidized health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Meanwhile, it’s set to spend just over $4,900 for each Medicaid recipient who enrolled thanks to the law’s expansion of the program.1"

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