More States Take Steps To Extend Medicaid Postpartum Coverage

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / June 7, 2021 at 3:17 PM
Women and children health care advocates are cheering growing interest among states in extending Medicaid postpartum coverage beyond the current 60 days -- most recently, a bill to extend postpartum coverage to six months is sitting on the Texas GOP governor’s desk while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed Wednesday (June 2) legislation to extend coverage to one year after a woman gives birth. The latest maternal health advancements come after Congress created a new, streamlined pathway through the American...

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