Governor announces Illinois is first state to extend full Medicaid benefits to mothers 12 months postpartum

April 16, 2021 - 17:11

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Tuesday that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval of Illinois’ 1115 waiver allowing for the extension. 

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