The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved a Michigan demonstration to expand Medicaid coverage and services to children and pregnant women affected by the water crisis in Flint, MI, the Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday. The city of Flint declared a state of emergency in December in response to elevated levels of lead in the drinking water. Under the 1115 demonstration waiver, about 15,000 additional children and pregnant women will be eligible for coverage and 30,000 current beneficiaries will be eligible for expanded services.