Advocates Fight For One-Year Medicaid Postpartum Coverage

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / July 1, 2022 at 2:49 PM
Maternal health advocates say passing mandatory one-year Medicaid postpartum coverage is now a matter of life-and-death for women of child-bearing age since the Supreme Court removed national abortion protections last week when it overturned Roe v. Wade , and Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) is pushing to get such coverage included in Democrats’ emerging skinny reconciliation legislation. Kelly said she’s working with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) to include in the next reconciliation package permanent, mandatory one-year Medicaid postpartum coverage...

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