R.I. Senate passes bill extending postpartum Medicaid coverage for low-income women

LEGISLATION HAS PASSED in the R.I. Senate that would allow more low-income new mothers to retain Medicaid coverage for a year after they give birth. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at improving the health of low-income new mothers has passed in the R.I. Senate. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, allows women enrolled in Medicaid/RIte Care to remain covered by Medicaid for a year after giving birth. Current coverage extends for 60 days postpartum. “No woman should ever be…

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