Surviving Year One

About This Episode

3,000,000,000,000 - Annual U.S. Healthcare Spending ($)

98,000,000,000 - Annual U.S. Pregnancy and Childbirth Spending ($)

3,900,000 - Number of births each year in the U.S

56 - U.S. world ranking for Infant Mortality

The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes towards pregnancy and childbirth. Despite that, the nation ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality. To find out more about this critical issue, "America By The Numbers with "Maria Hinojosa" visits Rochester, New York — where babies are dying at a rate two times higher than the national average, and where mothers of color are three times more likely than white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. As we search for answers, we also visit the programs that are working to reverse these dramatic disparities.

"America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa" is a new and innovative documentary series, revealing how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA.