Current State Doula Medicaid Efforts

The National Health Law Program’s Doula Medicaid Project is tracking current state doula Medicaid efforts, including states that have enacted legislation and are in the process of implementing Medicaid coverage for doula care. We have compiled our information into the chart below, which we hope will be a helpful resource for doulas, advocates, researchers, legislators, and other stakeholders working on this issue. We are doing our best to update this chart on a regular basis.  If you have any corrections, comments, or questions about this chart, please contact NHeLP Health Policy Analyst Alexis Robles-Fradet at [email protected].



We would like to express our gratitude to all the doulas and advocates we spoke with in compiling this chart, including Dalia Abrams, Heather Allison, Lizet Ansaldo, Ebonie Bailey, Emily Barney, Andrea Berry, Ashley Black, Senait Brown, Jasmyne Bryant, Molly Chappell-McPhail, Gerria Coffee, Yuki Davis, Twylla Dillion, Amanda Dodson, Rebecca Elliott, Ashley Ezzio, Sara Finger, Ireta Gasner, Christina Gebel, Erika Geiss, Tony Gillespie, Kayla Goldfarb, Molly Gosselink, Nina Gurak, Karla Gutierrez, Ashley Hill Hamilton, Linda Herrick, Danita Jackson, Marcus Johnson-Miller, Thunwa Klaihathai, Katy Kozhimannil, Enjolie Lafaurie, Samantha Lew, Kyesha Lindberg, Shauna Lively, Katharine London, Lisa Low, Michelle Ludwig, Raquel Mazon Jeffers, Wendy McWeeny, Brian Merlos, Morgan Miles, Fatima Modaba, Elizabeth Mosley, Ashley Nguyen, Raeben Nolan, Maria Noyes, Quatia Osorio, Breechelle Parker, Melanie Phelps, Chanel Porchia-Albert, Laura Register, Jessica Roach, Anjali Salvador, Quentin Savwoir, Madison Scott, Elizabeth Simmons, Lauren Smith, Nan Strauss, Kenda Sutton-El, Kate Symmonds, Sarah Teel, Elizabeth Tinker, Kara Van de Grift, Jackie Vaughn, Kelly Vyzral, Steven Wagner, Gail Williams, Jazmin Williams, Sunny Lu Williams, Dorian Wingard, Elizabeth Wood, and Michelle Zambrano.


Thank you to those who helped to compile this chart: Sarah Hart (NHeLP 2021-2022 intern and Georgetown law student) and Mara Greenwald (NHeLP summer 2022 intern and Pepperdine law student)
Green = Actively reimbursing doula services on Medicaid plans
Yellow = In the process of implementing Medicaid doula benefits
Blue = Action taken that is adjacent to Medicaid doula benefits (e.g., pilot program, doula registry)
Purple = Action proposed but no progress