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Bill signed to provide Medicaid coverage for donor breast milk

Governor Ned Lamont has signed a bill into law introduced by Ridgefield Representative John Frey.  The bill requires the Department of Social Services to provide Medicaid coverage for donor breast milk deemed medically necessary.  The department could incur a cost. The actual impact will depend on the number of infants in need of donor breast milk and the coverage limits established by DSS.  Former Ridgefield Selectwoman Di Masters testified in support of the bill.  While finishing her Masters in Public Health, she discovered the gap in coverage, health equity and maternal and infant wellness.  Masters says this bill will help improve quality of life and reduce morbidity and mortality among the preterm population.

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