Matt Volz

Matt Volz

Matt Volz, Mountain States Editor, coordinates KFF Health News coverage and partnerships in Montana and Colorado from his base in Helena, Montana. He joined KFF Health News in July 2020 after spending 18 years as a correspondent and editor for The Associated Press in Montana, New York, Alaska, and Mississippi. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer and worked for a humanitarian aid organization in Kosovo after NATO’s intervention in the Balkans in 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services in Pierre. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

More states, including SD, seek postpartum Medicaid coverage beyond two months

By: - June 4, 2023

At least eight states this year — including South Dakota — have decided to seek federal approval to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage, leaving just a handful that have opted not to guarantee at least a year of health care for women during that critical period after pregnancy. The new states on the list include Montana, […]