Protect Medi-Cal Funding Series, Pregnant Women’s Health Care in California

Executive Summary

California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, is vital to the health of millions of pregnant women in the state, providing access to quality prenatal care and screenings, labor and delivery, and postpartum care, as well as comprehensive abortion care. Designed to address the unique health care needs of low-income women, Medi-Cal helps ensure positive maternal health outcomes for California women regardless of income. In the penultimate issue of our 12-part “Protect Medi-Cal Funding” series, NHeLP Senior Attorney Amy Chen explains how even though recent congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid funding failed, advocates must remain vigilant as the Trump administration and congressional leaders attempt to undermine the program through other means.

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