State expands Medicaid coverage for women after pregnancy

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginians on Medicaid can now keep their health coverage for 12 months following a pregnancy.

The expanded coverage is aimed at improving health outcomes for both mothers and babies.

It increases the coverage period from as low as 60 days to a full year.

The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services announced the change on Thursday.

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