How Medicaid Expansion Benefits Maternal and Child Health

How Medicaid Expansion Benefits Maternal and Child Health

Executive Summary

The expansion of Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act has improved “maternal and child health by providing a valuable source of coverage for women of reproductive age, particularly for preconception and interconception health care,” write Senior Attorney Amy Chen and Health Law Fellow Daphne Wilson in an issue brief detailing one of the major benefits of Medicaid expansion. The authors explore how expansion of Medicaid has provided more women with comprehensive preconception health services, and children with quality health care coverage.

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