More Than 20% of Women with Prenatal Medicaid Coverage Became Uninsured After Giving Birth

Health Affairs released a report on April 6, 2021, which found that 21.9 percent of new mothers with Medicaid-covered prenatal care became uninsured two to six months postpartum. The report, which analyzed Medicaid-covered prenatal care from 2015 to 2018 in 43 states also found that 26.8 percent of new mothers with prenatal Medicaid coverage were uninsured before pregnancy. Data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.