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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This post looks at a new contactless method of providing medication abortions and now this can be and has been used in response to the pandemic. The post also examines state policies that act as barriers to implementing these new protocols.
This factsheet provides an overview of medication abortion, with a focus on federal and state regulations pertaining to its provision and coverage, and the role of the drug in self-managed abortions.
Recent and Anticipated Actions to Reverse Trump Administration Section 1557 Non-Discrimination Rules
The Biden Administration has started taking steps to reverse Trump Administration policy and regulations that significantly narrowed the implementation and administrative enforcement of Section 1557, the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provision, particularly as the regulations apply to gender identity and sexual orientation. In addition, several lawsuits challenging the regulations, which…
This brief discusses the role that mothers play in managing children’s health care needs and mothers’ attitudes and concerns about COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires new private health insurance plans to cover many recommended preventive services without any patient cost-sharing. This tracker presents up-to-date information on the adult preventive services nongrandfathered private plans must cover, by condition, including a summary of the recommendation, the target population, the effective date of coverage, and related federal coverage clarifications.
This issue brief provides a deeper look at telecontraception platforms, offering insights into the practices of 13 different companies that have attempted to make contraception more accessible outside of a clinical setting.
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, hormonal contraception became more accessible to many outside of traditional clinical settings through websites or apps that offer contraception via telehealth. To better understand this emerging method of contraceptive access, a new KFF analysis provides a deeper look at telecontraception platforms, offering insights into…
On April 15th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published proposed regulations for the Title X federal family planning program to replace the Trump Administration’s rules, which prohibited abortion referrals and co-located abortion services. The Biden Administration proposes to largely re-instate the Title X regulations that were in…
This brief explains key elements of the Biden Administration’s proposed regulations for the Title X federal family planning program that would replace the Trump Administration’s rules, which prohibited abortion referrals and co-located abortion services.