Status Summary

Pre-filed for introduction on 1.10.2020. First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1.13.2020. (updated 2.21.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Stonier

Medicaid coverage will be extended from sixty days to twelve months postpartum to increase access to care and improve maternal and infant health. This will cover postpartum persons with an income equal to or below 193% of FPL, who are not otherwise eligible for social security assistance. 

Medical assistance under this section must be provided during the twelve-month period beginning on the last day of the pregnancy, beginning January 2021. The Health Care Authority will first seek federal funding from Medicare and Medicaid.

 

 

Companion Bill