Don't Leave Women's Health Behind

Up to 7 million women have new Medicaid coverage. But will COVERAGE MEAN CARE? Will they be able to find a women’s health physician?

Right now, family physicians, internists, and pediatricians get paid 100% of Medicare rates for Medicaid procedures, while ob-gyns get paid 60% on average. This federal program, which expires at the end of this year, was designed to increase access to needed primary care services for low income individuals.  But as the program stands right now, it leaves out women’s health. 

Congress has before it legislation to extend the program into the future AND expand it to include ob-gyns, introduced in the Senate by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and in the House by Reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Henry Waxman (D-CA). 

Explore these resources for more information on the program, including the important role ob-gyns play as primary care providers.

Extend and Expand the Medicaid to Medicare Primary Care Access Program

Obstetrician-Gynecologists Are Primary Care Physicians

Federal and State Recognition of Ob-Gyns as Primary Care Physicians

Classification of Ob-Gyns in Medicaid Programs

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured:
Increasing Medicaid Primary Care Fees for Certain Physicians in 2013 and 2014: A Primer on the Health Reform Provision and Final Rule

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured:
How Much Will Medicaid Physician Fees for Primary Care Rise in 2013? Evidence from a 2012 Survey of Medicaid Physician Fees













































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