Where each Mississippi lawmaker stands on postpartum Medicaid extension
Health care leaders say passing the postpartum Medicaid extension bill, as 28 other states have done and several others are considering, would save countless lives across Mississippi, which consistently ranks near last for maternal mortality and last for infant mortality.
More than a voting majority in both the House and Senate — including numerous Republicans — told Mississippi Today they support extending postpartum Medicaid coverage from two months to 12 months.
Editor’s note: The House and Senate vote charts below were last updated on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. We have spoken with most lawmakers in person as well as emailed all 174 lawmakers about the postpartum extension, but we have not yet reached all of them. We labeled those we have not yet heard from as “no response,” and we labeled those who refused to answer our question as “refused.” We will update the charts as we hear from additional lawmakers.