Legislation


AB 1937 – California

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2022
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1937

Medi-Cal: out-of-pocket pregnancy costs.
This bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2024, to establish a health expense account program for pregnant Medi-Cal beneficiaries and pregnant subscribers of the Medi-Cal Access Program. The bill would make a Medi-Cal beneficiary who is pregnant or a pregnant subscriber of the Medi-Cal Access Program eligible for reimbursement for “out-of-pocket pregnancy related costs,” as defined, in an amount not to exceed $1,000. The bill would require the person to submit the request for reimbursement within 3 months of the end of the pregnancy in order to be reimbursed. The bill would require the department to seek to maximize federal financial participation in implementing the program. The bill would require the department, to the extent federal financial participation is unavailable, to implement the program only with state funds.


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