This page tracks recent state actions to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage, including approved and pending 1115 waivers, legislation that will require the state to seek federal approval through a SPA or 1115 waiver, submitted and approved SPAs, and coverage financed solely with state funds.
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New Briefs Examine Recent Federal Action on Medicaid Postpartum Coverage and Title X Family Planning
Two new KFF women’s health briefs dive deeper into key women’s health issues on the federal policy agenda: Postpartum Medicaid coverage in the American Rescue Plan of 2021 and the Title X Family Planning regulations.
This post explains the new Medicaid Postpartum Expansion option included in The American Rescue Plan Act and raises some questions that policymakers are likely to grapple with as the implementation unfolds.
This brief discusses Medicaid’s eligibility for pregnancy and postpartum care, gaps in coverage particularly in states that have not expanded Medicaid under the ACA, and several state and federal efforts to extend postpartum coverage to more women for a longer period of time.
Public Perspectives on Women’s Health Policy Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress
The KFF Women’s Health Survey asked respondents how much of a priority seven key women’s health policies should be for the new President and Congress. This issue brief examines attitudes toward those policy priorities and differences by gender, political party affiliation, and demographic factors.
With President-elect Joe Biden and a new Congress taking office next month, newly updated KFF briefs examine two women’s health policy issues awaiting federal policymakers in 2021. President-elect Biden campaigned on reversing the Trump Administration’s regulations for the Title X family planning program, which require complete financial and physical separation…
The bills in this table address a number of related maternity care issues, including extending Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to one year, funding for clinical training on health equity and implicit bias, developing broader networks of maternity care providers in rural areas, and research on the potential benefits of Medicaid coverage for doula care.
This brief and side-by-side tables reviews the key health issues that are likely to have a direct impact on women’s health as well as their access to coverage and care, and summarizes the presidential candidates’ stated positions and records on these issues.
KFF Brief Outlines the Potential Impacts of Delaying Reproductive Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Several reproductive health care services have been considered “elective” and postponed during the pandemic. While much of the care deemed “non-essential” isn’t life-threatening, delaying care for too long can result in negative health outcomes.
This brief analyzes how states, health systems and providers have been faced with deciding what health care is “essential” verses “elective” during the COVID-19 crisis, and what the possible consequences are to delays in “non-essential” reproductive health care.