Status Summary

04/15/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor (Updated: 4/23/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Pressley, Ayanna

This legislation will provide critical protections and access to care for pregnant people during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: ensuring that hospitals and other health care settings allow birthing individuals to be accompanied by a loved one, in addition to a birthing support professional; expanding access to maternal telehealth services for Medicaid recipients; extending Medicaid and CHIP programs' postpartum coverage to a full year; and ensuring that all pregnant people have access to free covid-19 testing, treatment, and vaccinations.