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Dependency Nation: Welfare rates, ‘Medicaid babies’ skyrocket; half of states have rates of 50 percent or more

Political leaders can only kick the can so far down the road before the road ends

(NationalSentinelEntitlements: The rates of dependency in the United States have skyrocketed throughout the Obama years, with nearly most babies born into Medicaid in nearly half of all states.

As reported by CNS News, rates of welfare and Medicaid dependency for newborns in 24 states involves at least 50 percent of births, leaving little doubt as to why the cost of the program to the one-half of the country that even pays income taxes anymore has exploded:

In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid.

Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid.

New Hampshire earned the distinction of having the smallest percentage of babies born on Medicaid. In that state, Medicaid paid for the births of only 27 percent of the babies born in 2015.

Virginia and Utah tied for the next to last position, with 31 percent of the babies born on Medicaid.

However, according to KFF, some of the nation’s most populous states shared the distinction of having 50 percent or more of the babies born there born on Medicaid.

Here’s a chart showing Medicaid births in all states:

chart-states_ranked_by_babies_born_on_medicaid

America, the dependent, should be our new motto.

For the record, Obamacare dramatically increased taxpayers’ burden for Medicaid, which was already on an unsustainable trajectory. And now Republicans have fumbled their first attempt at repealing that disaster of a law, meaning the taxes to support the law’s dramatic Medicaid expansion will continue to be collected.

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Long gone are the days of our “Greatest Generation,” when everyone was expected to pull their own weight, contribute to society, and raise generations of children instilled with the same work ethic and principle. Thanks to vote-buying tax policies by our politicians, something like 48 percent of Americans don’t even pay any income taxes – but boy, do they sure lap up the generous benefits offered by Uncle Sam through decades of liberal policy, as this one chart clearly shows.

Worse, Democrats and the far-Left media have made existing entitlements politically untouchable, which means the unsustainable path to financial ruin will remain perpetual.

The day of reckoning is coming. Political leaders can only kick the can so far down the road before the road ends – and it will, suddenly and without warning.

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