ImprovingBirth collaborates with consumers, key decision makers and practice thought leaders, to help advance improvements in maternity care.
The long-overlooked problem of maternal health is finally getting the attention it deserves. Never before has their been such an unprecedented number of Senators and Members of Congress interested in maternal health. ImprovingBirth pledges to give continued support of ongoing legislation and new bills being introduced.
S.3494 SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ)
Maximizing Outcomes For Moms Through Medicaid Improvement And Enhancement Of Services
The MOMMIES Act aims to improve maternal health outcomes by targeting care access, quality, cost, and experience. Among other provisions, this bill will extend Medicaid coverage to a year following childbirth; pilot maternity care homes, a model that provides coordinated, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate services and care; and assess and recommend strategies to expand Medicaid coverage of doula care.
S.3392 SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY)
Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards Act Of 2018
The MOMS Act focuses on preventing pregnancy-related complications and deaths before, during, and after childbirth. This bill will implement standardized best practices to prevent and respond to maternal complications by providing states and hospitals with access to new resources to address these complications.