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Improving Maternal Health: Legislation to Advance Prevention Efforts and Access to Care, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, September 10, 2019   [open pdf - 55MB]

This is the September 10, 2019 hearing on "Improving Maternal Health: Legislation to Advance Prevention Efforts and Access to Care," held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health. From the opening statement of Anna G. Eshoo: "Each year, about 700 American women die and 50,000 women are severely injured due to complications related to childbirth. If you are a Black woman in the United States, it is even more dangerous to give birth. Black and American Indian and Alaska Native women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes. This is absolutely unacceptable. And what is more, it is preventable. The CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] estimates that more than 60 percent--more than 60 percent--of these deaths could be prevented. Our witnesses will instruct us today that there is a clear way to save mothers' lives. We need to make sure that women have high-quality care and coverage before, during, and after their pregnancy. And the four bills we are considering today do just that." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Wanda Irving, Patrice Harris, Elizabeth A. Howell, David Nelson, and Usha Ranji.

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Serial No. 116-58
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2021
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Public Domain
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