bi3’s new Learning Series Paper highlights the extension of Ohio’s postpartum Medicaid coverage
In 2021, bi3 and Groundwork Ohio, a nonpartisan advocacy organization, partnered to pursue policy change that would improve the health of Ohio mothers and young children. The primary goal: Advocate for the extension of Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to one year following birth.
This policy change was successfully included in Ohio’s FY 2022-2023 appropriations bill and implemented by Ohio Medicaid in April 2022. It is estimated 21,000 new moms will benefit from this extended coverage annually.
bi3’s latest Learning Series Paper, “Leveraging Advocacy to Transform Health,” captures the environment, key drivers, activities and lessons from this successful effort. We believe these lessons will be of value to other philanthropic organizations and their partners seeking to create policy and systems change for their communities.