Issue Brief: Pregnancy-Related Medicaid and Minimum Essential Coverage

Executive Summary

In the issue brief, “Pregnancy-Related Medicaid and Minimum Essential Coverage,” NHeLP Senior Attorney Amy Chen examines federal guidance on pregnancy-related Medicaid and MEC, and the states that are failing to meet MEC standards. Chen concludes that state health advocates must continue to be vigilant to ensure that the “scope of services women receive is actually comprehensive, that women know they are entitled to comprehensive services, and that providers know their state Medicaid program covers such services for pregnant women.”

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