This bill extends from 60 days to 12 months the period of time following delivery of a baby that a woman may be eligible for services under MaineCare. The woman’s family income has to be equal to or below 200% of the non-farm income official poverty line.

A person who is under 21 (with some qualifying circumstances) and a person who is a noncitizen legally admitted to the United States is also covered under this care.

The bill, which was passed, does not mention the reasoning for increasing the time period for qualified care from 60 days to 365 days.