DC B23-0362 | 2019-2020 | 23rd Council


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)
Status: Introduced on June 25 2019 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2019-12-18 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced it requires individual or group health plans and health insurance coverage through Medicaid or the D.C. Healthcare Alliance program to cover at least two postpartum healthcare visits, home visits, fertility preservation services, and transportation stipends for travel to and from prenatal and postpartum visits. It also requires Medicaid to provide coverage for pregnant District residents that meet income eligibility requirements for one year postpartum. Among other things it establishes a Center on Maternal Health and Wellness.

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Maternal Health Care Improvement and Expansion Act of 2019



2019-12-18CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2019-11-08CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-10-18CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-06-28CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B23-0362 Published in the DC Register
2019-06-25CouncilReferred to Committee on Health
2019-06-25CouncilIntroduced in Legislative Meeting

Washington D.C. State Sources

Bill Comments 750