AHA Suggests Maternal Health Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee

Responding to a Senate Finance Committee request for solutions to address poor maternal health outcomes, AHA suggested several specific actions that could be taken at the federal level, from expanding Medicaid in non-expansion states and extending postpartum coverage for women enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP to requiring state Medicaid programs to cover telemedicine for maternal care. The association also highlighted current efforts underway to improve maternal health at the state, local and national level, as well as the AHA’s work through the Better Health for Mothers and Babies initiative.

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