CDC: 40% babies born in USA in 2020 to unnmarried mothers; 42% born on Medicaid

( – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that there were 3,613,647 births registered in the United States in 2020 and that 1,464,121 of these—or 40.5 percent–were to unmarried mothers.

“The percentage of all births to unmarried women was 40.5% in 2020,”  said the CDC’s “Births: Final Data for 2020” report.

The CDC also reported that 42.0% percent of births in the United States in 2020 were covered by government-funded Medicaid.


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