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During the Biden-Harris Administration, Nearly 253,000 Americans in 14 States and D.C. Have Gained Access to 12 Months of Postpartum Coverage Through Medicaid and CHIP Extensions

With approvals announced today, 15,000 people in ME, MN, NM, and D.C. now have access to critical postpartum health coverage, building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to strengthen our nation’s maternal health.
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HHS Applauds 12-Month Postpartum Expansion in California, Florida, Kentucky, and Oregon

Expansion will provide critical health coverage to an additional 126,000 families across four states that are joining efforts to strengthen our nation’s maternal health.
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CMS Announces Key Actions to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

CMS proposes a “Birthing-Friendly” designation and announces 11 new states and the District of Columbia looking to extend postpartum Medicaid & CHIP coverage.
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Thousands More People with Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Now Eligible to Access Critical Postpartum Coverage Thanks to the American Rescue Plan

Louisiana is the first state to partner with the Biden-Harris Administration to extend Medicaid and CHIP postpartum coverage for a full 12 months under its state plan, and additional states are seeking to extend coverage under the American Rescue Plan
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HHS to Provide $110 Million to Strengthen Safety Net for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Funding opens door for more than 20 states/territories to participate in Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person program, which has contributed billions to help seniors and people with disabilities safely transition from institutional care to independence in their homes and communities
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CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2021-2030 Projections of National Health Expenditures

Report shows slower projected national health spending growth after the rapid 2020 growth associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
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