SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 3374
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: FEBRUARY 7, 2019
The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 3374.
Current State and federal law provide that Medicaid-eligible pregnant women are to be provided with continuing Medicaid coverage for 60 days following the last day of the pregnancy. This bill extends this coverage to provide that eligible pregnant women will retain Medicaid coverage for a 365-day period following the end of the pregnancy. The bill additionally specifies that the extended coverage applies to pregnant individuals whose income does not exceed the highest income eligibility level established for pregnant women under the State Medicaid plan, which is currently 194 percent of the federal poverty (FPL).