February 8, 2023
Access & Coverage
  • Mississippi state senators passed a bill Tuesday that would extend postpartum Medicaid coverage from two months to a full year. State senators voted last year for an extension, but it failed in the House amid opposition from the Republican House Speaker, Phillip Gunn. This year, Gunn said that he would back the extension only if it is supported by the state Division of Medicaid. A report released by the state health department in January showed that Mississippi’s maternal mortality rate has risen in recent years. (Article here)