Illinois Gains Approval for Postpartum Coverage Extension

Illinois received the green light on Monday for a first-in-the-nation waiver to extend its Medicaid program to low-income people up to one year after they give birth.”That’s a big deal,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said on Monday during a press conference. “The postpartum period is an important part of maternity care, and it is a time when mothers may be dealing with a host of medical conditions.” U.S. News, Read More.

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