I wrote today about a Johns Hopkins study that found a decline in circumcisions has cost the country $2 billion in extra medical costs in the past decade.
The Hopkins scientists say they think fewer babies are getting the procedure because states aren't paying for it under Medicaid. (Maryland isn't among them.) State Medicaid plans account for two-fifths of all births.
Here are the 18 states that don't cover circumcisions and the year they stopped:
South Carolina 2011
North Carolina 2002
California before 1999
North Dakota before 1999
Oregon before 1999
Mississippi before 1999
Nevada before 1999
Washington before 1999
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