CLASP Comments on Missouri’s Targeted Benefits for Pregnant Women and Demonstration

CLASP supports Missouri’s waiver request to extend Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and mental health treatment to women who have a diagnosed SUD during the 60 days post-partum that they are covered by Medicaid. Maternal mental health services, including those to help women combat substance use, are a critical part of improving maternal mental health. We believe that providing SUD treatment to new mothers will increase child outcomes and improve family stability.