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