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Many States Look to Strengthen Medicaid Coverage for Maternal Health in FY2022, According to New KFF Report

Medicaid funds more than four in ten births in the United States and more than half in several states. A new KFF report of results from a survey of 41 states and DC finds that on the whole, states offer broad coverage for basic pregnancy-related services. Most states also reported…

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Medicaid Coverage of Pregnancy-Related Services: Findings from a 2021 State Survey

This report presents findings on states’ coverage of maternity care services under Medicaid as of July 2021.

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Medicaid Postpartum Coverage Extension Tracker

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 FAQ Video Series Focuses on Pregnancy, Fertility and the COVID-19 Vaccines

January 27, 2022 – OB-GYNs, a nurse and midwife affirm the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy and debunk myths about the impact on fertility in 40+ new FAQ videos from THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN. This installment of the campaign is produced by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) under…

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Maternal Health in the Build Back Better Act

This policy watch highlights the different provisions and potential impact on parents and children in America. From expanding Medicaid postpartum coverage to establishing a national paid family leave policy, the BBBA could provide more support to states and community organizations working to improve maternal health.

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KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: November 2021

This report shows an increasing share of the public are frustrated about the status of COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S.. The share of fully vaccinated adults who report receiving a booster dose has more than doubled in the last month, though vaccine uptake overall is little changed. The poll also explores attitudes towards federal mandates on workplace vaccinations and the pandemic’s toll on different groups.

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Nearly a Quarter of Vaccinated Adults Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot, Up Sharply from October; Most Other Vaccinated Adults Expect to Get a Booster, Though About 1 in 5 Say They Likely Won’t

Public is Less Optimistic and More Frustrated with State of Vaccinations Now Than in January Nearly a quarter (23%) of fully vaccinated adults have already received a COVID-19 booster shot, more than double the share who had done so in October (10%), the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor report reveals.…

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Nov. 16 Web Briefing: Update on Women’s Health Policy

The Supreme Court, Congress, and state policymakers are currently debating issues that are central to women’s health and well-being. Watch the KFF Women’s Health Policy team web briefing to learn more about the status and implications of these debates, from abortion to paid leave.

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Recent Efforts to Extend Medicaid Postpartum Coverage and What to Watch Looking Ahead

This policy watch examines recent state and federal efforts to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage beyond 60 days.

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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.

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