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February 26, 2019

SB 564: Expanding Medicaid for Pregnant Women Can Save Lives and Money

Comprehensive prenatal care is key to a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Unfortunately, while the Affordable Care Act allowed West Virginia to expand Medicaid to more pregnant women in the state, many expecting mothers still lack comprehensive health care coverage during pregnancy. West Virginia can ensure more moms and babies are healthy—while saving money for families and injecting money into the state—by expanding Medicaid coverage. Senate Bill 564 proposes to increase Medicaid coverage for pregnant women up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Passing this legislation would improve the health and wellbeing of our mothers and children.

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