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White House Touts Postpartum Medicaid Plan, Advocates Call For More

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
June 12, 2019 at 5:51 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma and senior advisor to the president Kellyanne Conway touted efforts by CMS and the Trump administration to improve maternal health in rural areas by extending Medicaid coverage for postpartum women with substance use disorders, but advocates said Medicaid coverage should be extended for all postpartum women and more states should expand Medicaid, speaking at a Kaiser Family Foundation event Wednesday (June 12). “Maternal health is a growing concern,” Verma said. CMS is focusing on different ways...


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