Domeyer-Klenske talks about postpartum health care with Wisconsin Watch

UW Department of Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn Director Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD, discussed health care barriers for postpartum people with public insurance in a new article from Wisconsin Watch. 

In “Wisconsin’s Medicaid postpartum protection lags most of the country”, Domeyer-Klenske outlined the challenges for someone who might lose Medicaid coverage in the postpartum period, a common occurrence since Wisconsin’s BadgerCare postpartum coverage often lasts just 60 days: 

“You have to do all of this paperwork and applications when you’re not getting enough sleep, you may be suffering from a postpartum mood disorder, you’re experiencing really huge bodily changes and health stressors and you’re newly a parent,” Domeyer-Klenske said. “It’s this high-risk time for parents that we’re asking them to reapply and re-qualify for insurance.” 

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