Medicaid and Health Coverage for Low-Income Women in Pregnancy and After Childbirth

Usha Ranji, Associate Director of KFF’s program on  Women’s Health Policy, testified on September 10, 2019, before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health as part of a hearing on Improving Maternal Health: Legislation to Advance Prevention Efforts and Access to Care. Her testimony describes the role of Medicaid coverage for pregnant and postpartum women, including differences in coverage between states, eligibility requirements, and efforts to strengthen postpartum care and coverage for women enrolled in Medicaid.