E&C Passes Permanent CHIP, One-Year Postpartum Coverage

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / September 15, 2021 at 11:50 AM
House Energy & Commerce Democrats passed early Wednesday (Sept. 15) proposals that would make the Children’s Health Insurance Program permanent in addition to requiring states to keep children continuously enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP for one year and providing Medicaid postpartum coverage to new mothers for one year. After hours of debate on various proposals, Energy & Commerce members passed roughly along party lines several provisions aimed at improving maternal and children’s health care in addition to provisions to close...

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