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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is exploring the authority granted under a State Plan Amendment to reduce postpartum morbidity and mortality in Michigan. This authority was recently added as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 H.R.1319 with an effective date no earlier than April 1, 2022.

Through use of the State Plan Amendment, the State would extend the eligibility period of postpartum coverage from 60 days to 365 days. Extended postpartum coverage will increase access to health care coverage and ensure continuity of care during this important period.

Additional information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

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