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Erratum

        Refers to: “Medicaid Covered Births, 2008 Through 2010, in the Context of the Implementation of Health Reform,” Anne Rossier Markus, JD, PhD, MHS, Ellie Andres, MPH, DrPH-c, Kristina D. West, JD, Nicole Garro, MPH, Cynthia Pellegrini, BA. Women's Health Issues, Volume 23, Issue 5, Pages e273-e280, September 2013.
        This erratum is to correct a calculation error in Table 2 and related Table 3 and text of the article. Specifically:
        Table 2page e276, last row should state:
        State2008 Total Births2008 Medicaid Births2008% Medicaid Births2009 Total Births2009 Medicaid Births2009% Medicaid Births2010 Total Births2010 Medicaid Births2010% Medicaid Births
        NEW TOTAL4,280,8541,853,15943.29%4,166,7781,867,63444.82%4,018,5541,805,15144.92%
        Table 3page e278, last row should state:
        State% Change 2008–2009% Change 2009–2010% Change 2008–2010
        NEW TOTAL3.54%0.22%3.77%
        Abstract, findings should state “In 2010, Medicaid financed 45% of all births, an increase of 4% in the proportion of all births covered by Medicaid in 2008.”
        Page e275, Results, first paragraph, first sentence should read “In 2010, Medicaid financed approximately 45% of births in the United States.” The third paragraph, second sentence should read “The 2010 estimate for the proportion of births financed by Medicaid represents a 0.2% increase in the proportion of births financed by Medicaid from the prior year, when Medicaid covered 44.8% of births, and a 4% increase from 2008 when Medicaid covered 43% of births.”

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        • Medicaid Covered Births, 2008 Through 2010, in the Context of the Implementation of Health Reform
          Women's Health IssuesVol. 23Issue 5
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            Medicaid is a major source of public health care financing for pregnant women and deliveries in the United States. Starting in 2014, some states will extend Medicaid to thousands of previously uninsured, low-income women. Given this changing landscape, it is important to have a baseline of current levels of Medicaid financing for births in each state. This article aims to 1) provide up-to-date, multiyear data for all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and 2) summarize issues of data comparability in view of increased interest in program performance and impact assessment.
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