Status Summary

House - 05/11/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Oversight and Reform (Updated 5/25/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie

This bill would establish a special enrollment period for expectant mothers in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace and other commercial insurance plans for pregnant individuals once pregnancy is reported. The bill would also ensure comprehensive coverage of maternity care, including labor and delivery, for dependent children covered by group health plans and other forms of employer-sponsored coverage, protect against threats to Medicaid income eligibility, and guarantee 12 months of continuous Medicaid eligibility for postpartum women.