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The Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act (S. 466) has been reintroduced this congress in the Senate and has been passed by the Finance Committee.  We anticipate action by the full Senate in the near future.   This important bill would require HHS to review... [+] more
There are many places in the US with no trained maternal care providers.  In 2011, 46% of counties had no OB/GYN, 56% had no certified nurse-midwife/certified midwife and 40% had neither.   Legislation introduced, on a bipartisan basis, in both the House and... [+] more
S. 737, recently introduced in the U.S. Senate will ensure that Medicaid payment for primary care services is at least equal to that of Medicare for the two year period after passage of the bill.  There are only two states in the country where Medicaid primary care... [+] more
On March 5, bi-partisan legislation was introduced in both the House and the Senate that would require the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to identify areas of the country experiencing a shortage of full scope maternity care providers or of hospital or... [+] more
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