Protecting coverage for postpartum people at the end of the public health emergency

Protecting coverage for postpartum people at the end of the public health emergency

For more than two years, states have maintained coverage for their Medicaid enrollees as a condition of receiving enhanced federal Medicaid funding under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, leading to an increase Considerable coverage for all Americans, including pregnant and postpartum women.

When the federal requirement for continued Medicaid coverage expires, states will re-determine eligibility for nearly all Medicaid enrollees, including approximately 1.7 million enrollees in a pregnancy eligibility group. Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

In “Protecting Coverage for Postpartum Individuals at the End of the Public Health Emergency,” a briefing note prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program, Manatt Health reviews proactive strategies that states can deploy to help postpartum people maintain their health coverage and access to care when Medicaid’s continued coverage guarantee ends and beyond.

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