Senate passes bill to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to Mississippi mothers

State senators overwhelmingly passed a measure last week that would allow mothers in Mississippi — the state with the highest infant mortality rate — to receive Medicaid benefits for up to a year after they give birth.“As you know, we’ve passed an abortion law that says abortions can’t aoccur after 15 weeks,” Senate Medicaid Chairman Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, said. “The Supreme Court is currently looking at that bill. I think we’ve done an excellent job of protecting the baby in the womb. But once it’s out of the womb, it’s like, ‘Whoop, you’re on your own.’”
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