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Maternity Care Financing: Challenges and Opportunities Highlighted by the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Maternal mortality and serious morbidity rates are considerably higher in the United States than in other wealthy nations, and women of color are bearing the brunt of this crisis. Black and indigenous women are two to three times more likely to experience poor maternal and infant outcomes than white women in the United States. Even before the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, structural racism--including in how maternity care is delivered and financed-- has driven maternal health disparities. In this brief, we identify emerging challenges and key priorities for financing maternity care and other services for pregnant and postpartum women in ways that promote health equity."

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2020-10
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Urban Institute; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Urban Institute: https://www.urban.org/
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