Expand Coverage for Uninsured Pregnant Women

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The health of a mother and her child’s health are intertwined. To have a healthy start for a child
born in West Virginia, women need comprehensive health services during pregnancy –
including prenatal services – and new mothers need health services to stay healthy as they take
on the responsibility of care for their newborn baby.

Bills have been introduced in the state legislature to help more uninsured pregnant women have the prenatal and postpartum care that will give their baby a healthy start in life.

Please call your state Senators and Delegates and ask them to support SB 564.

Tell them this expansion of Medicaid and CHIP to pregnant women represent one of the most important investments that our legislators could make to give West Virginia a brighter future.

URGENT:  SB 564 may be before the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee TODAY.  It only takes a minute to call and make a difference.  Click here to view a fact sheet on SB 564.

Link to Find Your State Legislators’ Contact Information:  Click on Senate and House in Yellow Menu Bar.