2021 Budget Proposes Extending Medicaid For Postpartum Women With SUDs

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / February 10, 2020 at 7:57 PM
The Trump administration again proposed making it easier for states to extend Medicaid coverage for up to one year after a beneficiary with a history of substance use disorders has a baby, despite repeated calls by maternal health advocates to allow states to extend coverage for all postpartum beneficiaries. The budget proposes no additional funding to improve maternal health outcomes in Medicaid. The Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 budget, unveiled Monday (Feb. 10), proposes spending $205 million over 10 years to...

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