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Do all states offer Medicaid while you are pregnant?

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All states offer Medicaid coverage to pregnant women whose income makes them eligible. The amount of money you can earn and still qualify varies by state.

States have the option to extend Medicaid coverage to pregnant women with incomes up to or over 185% of the federal poverty level (and most states have done so). In 2018, that’s roughly $22,500 for an individual. Coverage continues through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the first 60 days after birth.

Some states may cover your maternity care under the Children's Health Insurance Program.

From: Insurance When You're Pregnant: FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2018

SOURCES:

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Committee Opinion: Benefits to Women of Medicaid Expansion Through the Affordable Care Act," January 2013.

Medicaid.gov: "Pregnant Women."

Healthcare.gov: " "  Is My State Expanding Medicaid Coverage?

USDA.gov: "WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines."

Coverageforall.org: 2016 Federal Poverty Level.

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Committee Opinion: Benefits to Women of Medicaid Expansion Through the Affordable Care Act," January 2013.

Medicaid.gov: "Pregnant Women."

Healthcare.gov: " "  Is My State Expanding Medicaid Coverage?

USDA.gov: "WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines."

Coverageforall.org: 2016 Federal Poverty Level.

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

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