Ellen Stang: Pennsylvania wins for new mothers

13 June 2022

Pennsylvania has recently cleared a major healthcare milestone. Along with 12 other states, the state leveraged funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to extend the state’s Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to a full year following delivery. The funding will run for five years. Colloquially known as the “fourth trimester,” this essential healing, recovery, and bonding window is for the long-term health of both mother and infant.
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