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
Extends Apple Health coverage for pregnant and postpartum people from 60 days post-pregnancy to one year, post-pregnancy.
Directs the Health Care Authority to submit a waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for federal match.
The substitute replaces references to "medicaid" and "medical assistance" with "health care coverage" so the extension to 12-months post pregnancy applies to both federal and state-only coverage.
Removes the state-only funded program that ramps up eligibility requirements for twelve months of postpartum Medicaid coverage. Conditions the implementation of extending Medicaid coverage to a total of twelve months postpartum on the state's eligibility for federal financial participation.