April 2023 Newsletter
Postpartum Coverage for Eligible Moms on Medicaid
On March 7, 2023, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 2212 with bipartisan support. Mississippi physicians are thrilled that eligible moms on Medicaid will now have 12 months of postpartum coverage after delivery.
We thank all Mississippi legislators who supported this bill including Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann and Chairman Kevin Blackwell who authored the bill and for their tireless support of mothers and babies. We appreciate Speaker Phillip Gunn and Chairman Joey Hood for allowing the floor vote and we are exceedingly grateful to Representative Missy McGee for her excellent presentation and explanation of the bill. Thank you also to Governor Tate Reeves, Medicaid Director Drew Snyder, and Attorney General Lynn Fitch for their recent statements of support.