SB 530 – Medicaid for Twelve Months Postpartum

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Davie, Forsyth); Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett, Johnston, Lee); Sen. Kevin Corbin (R-Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain)


This bill directs DHHS to implement the continued Medicaid eligibility of pregnant women for 12 months postpartum as allowed by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and appropriates $12,344,000 in recurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and $50,816,000 in recurring funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to the Division of Health Benefits to implement the change.

This bill also states the General Assembly’s intent to provide a tuition and registration fee waiver for women eligible for Medicaid under this law under a future program.


Filed – 4/5/2021