40% of Connecticut babies are born on Medicaid

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Four out of 10 babies born in Connecticut are covered by HUSKY, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents. But in some cities, that number is as high as three-quarters. Statewide, 458,674 people were covered by HUSKY A, the portion of the Medicaid program that covers children and their parents.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal calls for lowering the income limit for parents in the program, a move that is estimated to cause 34,200 parents to lose HUSKY coverage.

This map shows the percent of babies born covered by HUSKY in each city and town, the percentage of total residents covered by HUSKY A, and the number of babies born on HUSKY per 1,000 births by municipality. It does not included data from the other portions of the HUSKY program, which cover poor adults, adults with disabilities and children whose parents earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.

The data was gathered by the Connecticut Voices For Children, using data from the State Department of Social Services and State Department of Public Health.

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