The Fight to Expand Postpartum Medicaid — And Why It Matters
Child birth in the US is expensive. One of the largest payers for childbirth in the US is Medicaid, covering 43% of US births in 2018.
New mothers with pregnancy-related insurance coverage via Medicaid can lose their insurance coverage 60 days after the birth of their child. But policy makers are looking to change that and expand postpartum Medicaid coverage.
Join Health Affairs Senior Editor Jessica Bylander and Deputy Editor of Special Content Rob Lott on Health Affairs This Week as they talk about recent policy movements on maternal health and postpartum insurance coverage.
- Opportunities For States To Minimize Postpartum Coverage Loss When The Public Health Emergency Ends (Health Affairs Blog)
- Post-ACA, More Than One-Third Of Women With Prenatal Medicaid Remained Uninsured Before Or After Pregnancy (Health Affairs)
- Expanding Postpartum Medicaid Coverage (Kaiser Family Foundation)
- Racial Disparities in Maternal Health (US Commission On Civil Rights)
- Podcast: Breaking Down the 2021 Momnibus Bill (Health Affairs This Week)