Maternity Services: Examining Eligibility and Coverage in Medicaid and CHIP

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June 2013

As major purchasers of maternity services, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) paid for 1.8 million births in 2010, roughly half of all births in the United States. States and the federal government have an interest in maximizing positive birth outcomes for all families, particularly those financed with taxpayer dollars. This chapter, from MACPAC’s June 2013 report, explores Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and coverage for these services, including enrollment and spending information. The chapter also highlights provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that affect eligibility for maternity services in Medicaid, CHIP, and health insurance exchanges. Read more about maternity coverage in Medicaid and CHIP.

Publication Type: Reports to Congress

From: June 2013 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP

Tags: access, Affordable Care Act, CHIP, churning, emergency services, exchanges, infants, maternity services, non-citizens, pregnant women, prenatal care, presumptive eligibility