48% of US Births Took Place at Poverty Level


That’s rather bad news because it not only tells us that poverty is ubiquitous, but that the birth rate is swinging deeper into its trenches, meaning more people carrying fewer people.

Or to put it another way, if you want a picture of the future, imagine a thousand Detroits being subsidized by ten thousand suburbs of government employees and those suburbs being subsidized by the printing presses of Washington.

According to researchers from the George Washington University (GWU) School of Public Health, in 2010, almost half of all births in the United States were paid for by Medicaid, and that rate is only going to go up. Medicaid was responsible for 48% of the 3.8 million births in 2010, an increase of 90,000 births from 2008, which was an 8% increase during that period.

In New York City in 2009, 76% of Hispanic births were covered by Medicaid, 70% of births in the black community were covered, and 31% of whites.

That’s our unsustainable future. Forget about the racial or class warfare politics. It’s simply economically unsustainable. The same process that is bankrupting cities will inevitably bankrupt the country.

Someone has to pay for that Medicaid. If the trajectory continues at this rate, there will be fewer people paying for more subsidies for more people. And not all the prattle about the 1 percent will change that.

  • CowboyUp

    Oddly enough, the ‘poverty stricken’ (with their bling, designer clothes, professional manicures, and 60″ flat screens) are about the only ones that can really afford (because tax payers pay their bills) to have large families in the democrat party run USA.

    • alericKong

      Selling crack, prostitution, and murdering people is a lucrative business.

  • MA Jack

    The underclass breeding continues…on our dime.

    • nomoretraitors

      Why not? They’re ENTITLED

  • pupsncats

    The Democratic (sic) Party has been working to ensure this reality for decades through their support for the destruction of the traditional family unit necessary to create a society willing to be slaves to a tyrannical state controlled by them. They never are asked to explain how a growing number of welfare recipients supported by a shrinking number of wealth producers can be sustainable. Their only concern is to create a majority society of deviant, debauched, immoral and merely animalistic robots which are more easily controlled than moral, thinking people.

  • nomoretraitors

    “In New York City in 2009, 76% of Hispanic births were covered by Medicaid, 70% of births in the black community were covered, and 31% of whites”
    And they wonder why they’re thought of as moochers.

  • lagarto77041

    The U.S. is undertaking a massive experiment in reverse eugenics.

  • sable

    Anyone surprised here? The liberals love poverty.