All Low-Income Newborns To Receive Equal Access To Medicaid

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All babies born in the United States whose deliveries are covered by Medicaid may remain eligible under certain circumstances for Medicaid for up to a year after their birth, announced Leslie V. Norwalk, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


The Medicaid statute provides that a child born to a mother receiving Medicaid will automatically be eligible for Medicaid for one full year, if certain conditions are met.

Typically, newborn eligibility for Medicaid is "deemed" as long as the mother remains Medicaid eligible, and the child is a member of the mother's household.

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