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I'm going to try and continue to do policy analysis threads for the #2020Election! To that end here is a thread on Maternal mortality #maternalhealthjustice #2020Policy
The US has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world. Bet 700 & 900 women die from pregnancy/childbirth related causes every year. 3/5 pregnancy-related deaths are preventable (CDC). Black & Indigenous women are 3-4x more likely to die than white women
.@KamalaHarris has been the leader on maternal mortality. More than including it in her 2020 platform Harris introduced the Maternal Care Access (CARE) bill in 2018 (requiring implicit bias training) w/ @SenGillibrand & again in 2019 @nataliereports /1 refinery29.com/en-us/2018/08/…
The complimentary MOMS act would allocate $40 mil each year for 5 years for hospitals to develop & standardize safety best practices-prioritizing hospitals serving low-income, at-risk, & rural populations while CARE would address racial disparities (Booker joined as well) /2
"We applaud Sen. Harris on putting forward this critical legislation and appreciate her commitment to ending racial disparities in maternal health care and outcomes," @edawesga, MPH, co-director of the @BlkMamasMatter at the time of the statement /3
Warren was the next 2020 candidate to address maternal mortality issues. She proposed financially rewarding hospitals that produce positive outcomes for women while penalizing ones that fall short. She also proposes bundling payment for "episodes" of care essence.com/feature/sen-el…
Sanders seeks to address racial disparities as a whole through Medicare for All /5
Biden's plan to address maternal mortality wants to gather data on pregnancy related deaths to implement best practices but doesn't address the racial disparities /6 qz.com/1716276/2020-d…
.@CoryBooker has introduced a bill to expand medicaid coverage for pregnant women and new mothers specifically to address the maternal mortality crisis @andreagonram /7 refinery29.com/en-us/2019/05/…
As @smartstatistic has explained maternal mortality solutions must come from communication with midwives, doulas, and reproductive justice activists in the black maternal health world. My understanding is @KamalaHarris has done the most outreach with those advocates
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