This bill expands Medicaid coverage to 185% of the federal poverty level for 60 days post-partum, and CHIP coverage up to 300% of the federal poverty level post-partum.  America's maternal mortality rate is far higher than comprable countries.  The rate is even worse for people of color.  Access to affordable healthcare through the pregnancy and in the post-partum period is a key part of reducing this rate and expanding reproductive justice.

Sponsors

Takubo, Baldwin, Beach, Facemire, Hardesty, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Maroney, Prezioso, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Hamilton

Status

Signed by governor

Session

2019

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