Pregnant women will now have more access to health care coverage.


Pregnant women will now have more access to health care coverage.
That is thanks to a bill recently passed by the senate.

House Bill 1515 will expand medical coverage for pregnant women below 162 percent of the federal poverty level.
Lawmakers estimate this will help more than 450 women get coverage every year.
According to Rep. Alisa Mitskog (D) from District 25, “They fall in between the cracks of not qualifying for medicaid and they don’t have medicaid expansion so we’re optimistic that women will have good prenatal care so they will have healthy babies.”
The bill is expected to cost more than 1.5 million dollars in the upcoming biennium.
Half of that would be from the general fund.
It still needs to be approved by the appropriations committee, but the bill’s sponsor is confident that won’t be an issue.

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