Supporting Maternal Health Through Medicaid & the Children’s Health Insurance Program – CMS

September 10, 2022
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As noted in a report published by the Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, one in three pregnancy-related deaths occur between one week and one year after childbirth. The postpartum period is critical for recovering from childbirth, addressing complications of delivery, ensuring mental health, managing infant care, and transitioning from obstetric to primary care.
The Biden-Harris Administration has made expanding access to high-quality, affordable health care a top priority. Because of many administration efforts, more people than ever before have health insurance coverage. At CMS, these efforts include:
The Biden-Harris Administration has championed policies to improve maternal health and equity since the President and Vice President first took office.
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