November 19, 2021
Access & Coverage
  • The CMS approved Virginia’s Medicaid plan amendment, allowing the state to offer 12 months of postpartum Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage. The coverage went into effect Thursday and lasts until June 30, 2029, though the state can apply to extend it further. The state expects the new coverage to encompass 6,000 people. More states will likely follow suit next year after an American Rescue Plan provision to simplify the application for expanding postpartum coverage for 12 months goes into effect in April 2022. (Article here)