Montana Joins 37 States, DC & USVI In Extending Postpartum Medicaid Coverage To 12 Months!

via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

October 16th: CMS approved a state plan amendment for Montana to extend postpartum coverage for a full year for individuals enrolled in Medicaid. The opportunity to extend postpartum coverage was made possible under the American Rescue Plan and made permanent in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. Montana’s approval marks 38 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have extended postpartum Medicaid coverage for an entire year. This approval supports the CMS Maternity Care Action Plan and Biden-Harris Maternal Health Blueprint.

via KFF, the 12 states which haven't expanded postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year include:

  • Alaska (planning on doing so)
  • Arkansas (no intention of doing so announced yet)
  • Idaho (no intention of doing so announced yet)
  • Iowa (no intention of doing so announced yet)
  • Mississippi (planning on doing so)
  • Missouri(planning on doing so)
  • Nebraska(planning on doing so)
  • Nevada (planning on doing so)
  • New Hampshire (planning on doing so)
  • Texas (planning on doing so)
  • Utah (proposing limited extension)
  • Wisconsin (extended to 90 days; 12-month extension in legislative process)