(updated May 18, 2022)

Federal

NameDescription
Paid Family & Medical LeaveChampioned by Paid Leave For All and National Partnership for Women & Families
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
HR1065/S.1486
Prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions (includes lactation). Championed by A Better Balance
Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act S1658Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to expand access to breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace
Closing the gap for the break times (including teachers) → expand to all women in the workplace + opportunities for penalties; Championed by US Breastfeeding Committee
Momnibus Act (12 bills) HR959Championed by Black Maternal Health CAUCUS
Mamas First Act S4100Address the maternal mortality crisis in the United States by allowing doulas, midwives, and tribal midwives to be reimbursed by Medicaid.

State

NameDescription
Medicaid ExpansionChampioned by Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
Paid Family Leave
Pregnant Workers Fairness ActIf not passed at the Federal Level.
Lactation Accommodations
for Teachers
Modeled after OK law

Administrative/Regulatory

NameDescription
Extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months SB267Was included as a line item in 2022 state budget, state must file state plan amendment, an option under federal ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act)
Bring coverage from 60 days to 12 months for Medicaid recipients
Establish First 1,000 Days “health homes”
KanCare ReprocurementExplain KanCare Reprocurement process… Every 5 years,
MCOs = Medicaid managed care organizations…
Legislature passed a budget proviso that would prohibit the re-bidding process for KanCare MCO’s until Jan. 23
Followed closely by KanCare Advocates Network
Aim to implement in reprocurement:
• Expand maternal benefits to include doulas, lactation consultants, and community health workers
• Add de-segregated quality measures for maternal and child health