New Hampshire: Oh yeah...CMS just approved the Granite State extending postpartum Medicaid to a full year as well...
Earlier this week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they had approved Missouri's plan to take advantage of the Biden administration's Maternal Health Blueprint (made possible by the American Rescue Plan & Consolidated Appropriations Act) to extend postpartum Medicaid/CHIP coverage to a full 12 month period:
As a result of today’s announcement, up to an additional 18,000 people in Missouri will be eligible for Medicaid for a full year after pregnancy. Medicaid covers 41% of all births in the nation and more than half of all children in the country. With the approval of Missouri’s plan, an estimated 641,000 Americans across 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands now have access to extended postpartum coverage. If all states adopted this option, as many as 720,000 people across the United States would be guaranteed Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months after pregnancy.
This is fantastic news, but for some reason CMS didn't send out a similar press release a week or so earlier, when they approved a similar state plan amendment for New Hampshire as well:
CMS Approves New Hampshire’s and Missouri’s Expansion of Postpartum Coverage for a Full Year to People with Medicaid
November 3: CMS approved a state plan amendment for New Hampshire to extend postpartum coverage to a full year for individuals enrolled in Medicaid.
They mentioned New Hampshire in the list of states previously approved for postpartum Medicaid coverage in the Missouri press release; I just think it's odd that they stopped issuing these for every state added to the approval list the way they did until a few months ago. I guess it's just become so routine at this point (40 states, DC & the USVI have all jumped on board) that they don't think it's necessary to point it out every time, but it's still a pretty big deal.