S.916: MOMMA's Act

Overview

S. 916 would extend Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage to one year postpartum for women who have federal coverage. The legislation would empower the CDC to provide technical guidance and publish best practices for maternal mortality and morbidity prevention, as well as standardize maternal mortality data collection across states. This bill would also authorize funding to establish Regional Centers of Excellence and a grant program for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health. The bill would appropriate $136 million over four years to carry out these goals.

H.R.1897 is the companion legislation introduced in the House.

Our Stance

Support

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

S.916

Date Introduced

March 27, 2019

Committee

Senate Finance Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled