• Medicaid | The Lived Experience:

    Pregnant Women

    One fifth of Florida women of child bearing age (19-44) are uninsured. Without insurance, too many women head into pregnancy with uncontrolled health conditions and unaddressed risk factors that imperil outcomes.


    And while almost half of all pregnant women in Florida are covered by Medicaid, many experience difficulty accessing important services, including midwifery care. Florida moms can celebrate a recent victory: As of July 1, 2021, Medicaid's postpartum coverage extends for a full year, no longer ending after just 60 days.


  • The STORIES, Information and Issues

    Keshia | Miami, FL

    Miami, FL

    As a young mother of two babies under two, Keshia Jenkins knows first hand how hard it is to take care of yourself and your children without support.


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    Belci Encinosa | Director of Palm Beach County’s Community Health Initiatives  with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

    Director of Palm Beach County’s Community Health Initiatives

    with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

    Belci Encinosa has seen first hand the benefits of Medicaid coverage for pregnant mothers.


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    Extending Postpartum Medicaid Coverage


    Pregnancy Medicaid coverage in Florida ends 60 days postpartum. Yet ongoing coverage is critical to addressing the state's maternal health crisis.


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    Maternal Health in Florida


    Maternal health outcomes are getting worse, not better, and are marked by unacceptable racial disparities. Medicaid expansion has been shown to improve outcomes for mothers and babies. Florida cannot afford to ignore this opportunity.


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    Access to Midwifery Care


    Expansion of access to midwifery care is a key tool in addressing the national maternal health crisis and its disparate impact on Black people. FHJP found that for Miami residents covered by Medicaid managed care, accessing a midwife is not easy.


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  • Share Your Story

    Let your voice be heard! Please contact us:

    • If you are/were helped by Medicaid coverage while pregnant. Sharing your story will help support this important program.

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    • If you are/were unable to access pregnancy-related services, like a midwife or doula. Sharing your story can help ensure that everyone has access to pregnancy related services, like midwives.
    Sharing your story --in your words and your voice-- is essential.
    Share Your Story | Soapboxx Video

    Share Your Story | Soapboxx Video


    In partnership with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), we are using the Soapboxx video recording app to create short testimonials about how Medicaid has impacted you or a family member.


    Using your cell phone, tablet or computer, create a 20-90 second video about your experience with Medicaid. It's simple, easy and quick to do.


    Sharing your story on video will serve as a powerful advocacy tool to help educate the public, the media and policymakers in understanding how important Medicaid is for Floridians and their families.


    Learn How To Record Your Video


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