Olivia Sklenka

Olivia Sklenka

Olivia Sklenka is a state government reporter for the Columbia Missourian.

Missouri House committee passes postpartum extension without anti-abortion amendment

By: - March 1, 2023

The expansion of Medicaid benefits for postpartum women was unanimously approved by a House committee Tuesday afternoon. Current law limits Medicaid benefits for postpartum women to 60 days after pregnancy ends. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bishop Davidson, R-Republic, would extend the timeline of full Medicaid benefits to one year following the end of pregnancy. […]