Breaking down the 2021 Momnibus bill
Early this week, Representatives Lauren Underwood, Alma Adams, Cory Booker, and members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus announced the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021. The piece of legislation builds on existing maternal health legislation and seeks to mitigate racial and ethic disparities in maternal health outcomes.
Health Affairs editors Leslie Erdelack and Jessica Bylander break down what’s new and important in the Momnibus 2.0 bill, noting the inclusion of initiatives to mitigate climate change-related risks for moms and babies and grow the perinatal workforce.
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- Saving Moms, Saving Lives (Health Affairs Blog)
- Maternal Morbidity And Mortality (National Institutes of Health)
- Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 Press Release
- High Rates of Perinatal Insurance Churn Persist After The ACA (Health Affairs Blog)
- Maternal Mortality and Maternity Care in the United States Compared to 10 Other Developed Countries (The Commonwealth Fund)