Announcement comes as CMS also celebrates all 50 states and D.C. providing dental coverage in Medicaid/CHIP for pregnant and postpartum individuals, part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s push for more comprehensive health care to support families, children, and communities in need.
The new Medicaid option, created through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, will strengthen behavioral health care and make our communities safer by ensuring law enforcement can focus more on accountable policing and less on work that’s more appropriate for mental health counselors or social workers.
Up to 15,000 additional people are now eligible for essential care for a full year after pregnancy, thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to strengthen maternal health coverage.
Proposed rule would reduce red tape and streamline administrative processes to help children, older adults, people with disabilities, and others from underserved communities connect to health care coverage through Medicaid and CHIP
More than 40 states and territories will now participate in Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person demonstration program, which has provided billions to help seniors and people with disabilities safely transition from institutional care to their homes and communities