Medically Needy Pregnant Woman

This program covers pregnant women who do not meet the income limits for the Pregnant Woman program. Women may pay a spenddown and receive Medicaid coverage. The woman may receive 60 day postpartum coverage if she applies for benefits before the birth of the child.

Spenddowns are allowed and must be met for each month of coverage including the 60 day postpartum period. If the mother is on this program in the month of the child’s birth, the child will qualify for Medicaid for the first year under the Child Under Age 1 program with no spenddown.