(updated January 5, 2023)


Medicaid ExpansionChampioned by Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
Paid Family & Medical Leave

State Administrative/Regulatory

Child Care RegulationsIncrease access to child care while supporting optimal infant feeding and care 
• Require accommodations for parents to breastfeed onsite
• Maintain safe infant-to-child care provider ratios 
KanCare ReprocurementFollowed 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
Explain 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
Establish First 1,000 Days “health homes”


Paid Family & Medical LeaveChampioned by Paid Leave For All and National Partnership for Women & Families
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.
Access to Donor Milk Act (H.R.9196)• Allow State agencies to use WIC funding to promote the need for, and benefits of donor milk and allow WIC funds to support donor milk activities in States;
• Provide emergency funding ($3 million) for nonprofit donor milk banks, in the event there is a rapid increase in demand for donor milk;
• Establish a donor milk awareness program at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ($1 million) and a public awareness campaign at HHS educate the public on donor milk and nonprofit milk banks and to publicize the need for donor milk; and
• Require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance clarifying the regulatory status of donor milk.
The Wise Investment in Children (WIC) ActThis bill would extend eligibility for postpartum women to receive benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to two years postpartum, extend the program certification window to two years to reduce attrition, and allow children to receive WIC benefits through their sixth birthday.
Improving Coverage and Care for Mothers ActThis bill would expand eligibility for Medicaid to all who are pregnant or within one year postpartum. It would also authorize Medicaid to extend coverage of services provided to include lactation consultants. As the bill highlights, a lactation consultant is a health professional trained to focus on the needs and concerns of a breastfeeding mother and baby, and to prevent, recognize and solve breastfeeding difficulties.
The Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA’s) ActThis bill would expand eligibility for Medicaid up to one year postpartum, and for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) up to two years postpartum.

Federal Appropriations

Support increased funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
WICSupport increased funding for Children’s Nutrition Reauthorization Act 
CACFPSupport increased funding for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
SPAN Grants
Support increased funding for Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – Division for Physical Activity, Obesity and Nutrition (SPAN grants)
HRSASupport increased funding for Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) – Office on Women’s Health, Maternal & Child Health (Title V)