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.
Women’s Health Policy
- view as grid
- view as list
This fact sheet summarizes federal, state, and local policies on paid family and medical leave and paid sick leave and presents data from KFF Employer Health Benefits Surveys on the share of firms that offer workers these benefits.
If passed, the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) would include several provisions to improve maternal health, particularly for people of color. A new KFF Policy Watch explains the different provisions, their potential impact on parents and children, as well as the projected federal costs of these proposals. From expanding Medicaid…
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.
In this video, KFF Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy Laurie Sobel describes how a ruling overturning Roe could affect abortion access in the United States.
A summary of 10 of the major health coverage and financing provisions of the current Build Back Better Act, with discussion of the potential implications for people and the federal budget.
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.
Employers Strengthen Paid Leave Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the 2021 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey
Some employers announced changes to their paid leave policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure more workers have access to paid leave and to reduce the risk of workers coming to work sick. This data note presents findings from the 2021 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey on the share of workers who are employed by firms that began offering paid leave benefits or expanded their existing benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
This analysis highlights state-level data on the status of the Title X family planning program on the eve of the implementation of the new Biden Administration regulations for the program.
Rebuilding the Title X Family Planning Network Will Take Time, Despite Biden Administration Actions Issuing New Regulations and Additional Funding
A new KFF analysis highlights state-level data on the status of the Title X family planning program on the eve of the implementation of the new Biden Administration regulations for the program. To date, five states still have no Title X clinics, and seven states are still operating with less…