newsletter state - OR
Oregon extends Medicaid coverage for moms to a full year after childbirth
We received exciting news in late June that through our CMS waiver, which AHA submitted comments in support of, Oregon was approved to extend postpartum medical coverage under the Oregon Health Plan (the state’s Medicaid plan). This means qualifying moms may now access physical and behavioral health services for a full year after giving birth.
Caring for women and birthing parents in their reproductive years – while ensuring maternal health is equitable across populations – begins long before pregnancy and lasts well beyond childbirth. Which is why the American Heart Association supports policy solutions that are sustainable and impactful for preventing maternal death and ensuring all mothers can live healthy lives before, during and after giving birth, like expanding access to care postpartum.
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