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Senators Pat Toomey and Sherrod Brown reintroduce maternal healthcare legislation


Daniel Reche Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are reintroducing their Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act to Congress, which aims to reduce maternal deaths and improve health outcomes for pregnant Medicaid enrollees and new parents.

“Hundreds of women in the United States die each year as a result of complications from pregnancy and childbirth, but as many as two-thirds of these deaths are believed to be preventable,” said Senator Toomey.

“By bolstering information and resources to better monitor and treat at-risk pregnancies, this legislation will help improve health outcomes for pregnant women and mothers enrolled in Medicaid. I am glad Senator Brown and I are continuing this important effort, and am hopeful our colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join us in reducing maternal deaths.”

“A mother’s chance of surviving pregnancy shouldn’t depend on her zip code or the type of insurance she has,” said Senator Brown.

“Too many mothers are dying. As the death rate continues to skyrocket, the disparities in maternal mortality have increased along with it, further contributing to the Black maternal health crisis – and that has to change. By meeting moms where they are, listening to health experts, […]

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