CMS Agreement Provides Funds for Prenatal Care
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) this week signed an agreement with CMS that will provide $450 million in federal funds for prenatal care for pregnant women, the governor announced Tuesday.
The agreement will permit the state to expand Healthy Families coverage to provide prenatal care for eligible women and will allow other federal funds to be used for prenatal services under Medi-Cal and the Access for Infants and Mothers program.
The agreement will permit more than 110,000 pregnant women to continue receiving prenatal services, according to the Office of the Governor (Office of the Governor release, 3/28).