Issue Brief 5: Medicaid Managed Care Final Regulations and Reproductive Health

Executive Summary

In this issue brief, NHeLP Staff Attorney Catherine McKee reviews the recently finalized Medicaid managed care regulations, and how they impact access to quality reproductive health services. She notes the new rules are “designed to increase access to reproductive health providers and services,” but says state health care advocates will need to monitor and work to ensure a robust implementation. McKee provides guidance throughout the brief for state advocates. For example, McKee urges advocates to ensure that state officials clarify that “female enrollees” also include transgender women.

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