A measure extending Medicaid benefits up to six months for new mothers in Georgia passed out of the Senate late Monday. House Bill 1114,... Medicaid extension for new moms clears Georgia Senate

A measure extending Medicaid benefits up to six months for new mothers in Georgia passed out of the Senate late Monday. House Bill 1114, by Rep. Sharon Cooper, authorizes the state to apply for a federal waiver that would allow Georgia to offer Medicaid coverage to income-eligible women up to six months post-partum. The current Georgia Medicaid program only permits coverage for up to two months.

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