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The State Behind Roe’s Likely Demise Also Does the Least for New Parents in Need

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2022
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When it comes to reproductive care, Mississippi has a dual distinction. The state spawned the law that likely will lead to the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade. It is also unique among Deep South states for doing the least to provide health care coverage to low-income people who have given birth.

Mississippians on Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor, lose coverage a mere 60 days after childbirth. That’s often well before the onset of postpartum depression or life-threatening, birth-related infections: A 2020 study found that people racked...

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https://www.propublica.org/article/mississippi-abortion-medicaid-roe-wade-scotus

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