Pennsylvania Extends Postpartum Medicaid Coverage from 60 Days to a Year


The Pennsylvania A Department of Human Services (DHS) visited Scranton Primary Health Care Center this week to celebrate Pennsylvania’s extension of postpartum coverage for mothers and birthing people eligible for Medicaid because of their pregnancy to one year after giving birth. The change, effective April 1, 2022, was made possible to states as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Typically, Medicaid (Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania) coverage for people eligible due to their pregnancy ended 60 days after giving birth. Expanding postpartum coverage for mothers covered through Medicaid will provide continuity in health care by allowing mothers to maintain relationships with and access to care providers undisrupted through a critical period in the mother’s life Read more.