Advocates: Warren’s Maternal Health Plan Should Invest In Hospitals

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
July 9, 2019 at 1:09 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) proposal to tackle maternal mortality gives a much-needed focus on racial disparities in hospitals, but the plan should be anchored in investing in struggling hospitals rather than penalizing or rewarding hospitals based on outcomes, maternal health advocates say. One rural hospital group suggests increasing federal Medicaid reimbursement while another group says hospitals should be given evidence-based best practices. Warren released her maternal health proposal in an Essence op-ed in April. In it, she applauded bills...

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