Postpartum Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Has Been Extended in Two New States

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services approved the extension of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy in Indiana and West Virginia.  It’s the latest move in the White House’s whole-government effort to improve maternal health outcomes, particularly for women in underserved and rural communities where a series of barriers means higher rates of morbidity and mortality.