Healthy MOM Act
Alabama Senator Doug Jones and colleagues have cosponsored legislation to ensure that pregnant women have access to affordable health coverage during and after their pregnancies. The Healthy Maternal and Obstetric Medicine Act would establish a specific enrollment period for expecting mothers to sign up for health insurance.
This bill would also guarantee 12 months of continuous Medicaid eligibility for postpartum women, ensure comprehensive coverage of maternity care – including labor and delivery and more. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 700 women die each year from pregnancy related complications. The Healthy MOM Act will work to help improve these outcomes by expanding quality access to care.