Last time we talked about the MPE program that helps pregnant women with limited income and resources. While it provides short-term coverage, there is another program that will see women through their entire pregnancy. It’s called Moms & Babies and it pays for both outpatient and inpatient hospital services for women while they are pregnant and for 60 days after the baby is born.
Think you might be pregnant? Finding out you’re going to have a baby is a joyous time, but it can also be a very stressful time for women with limited income and resources. But two Illinois programs are available that can be a lifeline for women without insurance coverage. The first one we’ll talk about is the Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Program or MPE. It’s a state-funded program for pregnant women living in Illinois.