Policy Brief: Postpartum Medicaid Coverage in North Carolina

“Extending postpartum Medicaid coverage to one year would improve oral health for low income mothers, reduce the risk for both the mother and child during pregnancy and birth, and reduce childhood caries (What Do Moms’ Smiles Have to Do with Thriving Babies?, 2020). Thus, the ultimate goal of the policy is to improve overall health outcomes for pregnant mothers, postpartum mothers, and their children…”