Reeves signs extended Medicaid coverage for new mothers into law

Posted on AllSides March 16th, 2023
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Mississippians on Medicaid officially have health care coverage for a year after giving birth. Gov. Tate Reeves signed Senate Bill 2212 into law on Thursday, extending postpartum Medicaid coverage from two to 12 months. His signature came after a last-minute endorsement of the bill before a legislative deadline last month. For a year prior, Reeves had not taken a stance on the issue. Two weeks before issuing his endorsement, he said he “needed more data” to decide. The change will affect thousands. More than two-thirds of babies in Mississippi are...

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