42%

March 27, 2017 | Number of The Day
Percentage of NJ births paid for by Medicaid

Medicaid pays for almost half of all births in New Jersey — 42 percent in 2014, according to statehealthfacts.org, a website run by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The first year of Medicaid expansion was 2014 and the number of Medicaid enrollees has grown since then.

Total combined state and federal Medicaid spending in New Jersey is about $14.3 billion, 61 percent of which is paid for by the federal government. The state picks up the rest of the tab.