Failed to pass both houses, will not become law this session

This bill expands postpartum eligibility for BadgerCare from 60 days after pregnancy to 12 months of continuous coverage during the postpartum period. 

Wisconsin has one of the worst records in the nation when it comes to racial disparities for maternal and infant health outcomes. Black, Brown, and Indigenous women in Wisconsin are 3 to 5 times more likely to suffer pregnancy-related deaths than white women.

Expanding access to postpartum care is a critical step towards addressing birth equity in the face of systemic racism and structural barriers that exist in our healthcare system.


Representative Donna Rozar, Representative Tony Kurtz, Senator Joan Ballweg, Senator Mary Felzkowski


Passed one chamber



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