CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Today, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 4, extending Medicaid coverage twelve months postpartum.
“After giving birth, we know that cancer risks are heightened. Ensuring low-income individuals and families have affordable health coverage for a full year postpartum is one of the most critical ways to reduce cancer incidence and mortality,” said Kristin Page-Nei, the Wyoming Government Relations Director with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
“Extending postpartum Medicaid coverage is a positive step toward improving the health outcomes of women and their children. Ultimately though, the most cost-effective solution to improve the lives of all Wyomingites – including those at risk of, in treatment for, or who have survived cancer – is to expand Medicaid.”
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