Almost Half of All Births in Spokane Paid for by Medicaid

Almost half of all births in Spokane are paid for by Medicaid assistance. Note the enormous rise from about 35% in the year 2000 to about 45% in the year 2008. This is a consequence of the growing poverty and chronic low wages in Spokane.

Chart source: Community Indicators of Spokane.

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One Response to Almost Half of All Births in Spokane Paid for by Medicaid

  1. Pingback: Much of Spokane’s population may qualify for government assistance « Spokane Economic And Demographic Data

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