Sweeping rollbacks of Medicaid coverage post-pandemic raise questions about maternity care access for the underserved, particularly minority and immigrant mothers, but hospitals receive precautions about using telehealth to fill the gaps without due security diligence. Federal lawmakers try to renew stalled maternal health legislation as reports show worsening outcomes and maternity wards continue to close across the rural US. 

7/28, STAT: Many immigrants are ineligible for important U.S. maternal health initiatives

7/27, AHA: How hospitals can support maternal mental health

7/26, Fierce Healthcare: 'It's going to get worse': Providers take a grab bag approach to preventing maternal health emergencies

7/25, Scientific American: Why Maternal Mortality Rates Are Getting Worse Across the U.S.

7/24, The Guardian: ‘A critical emergency’: America’s Black maternal mortality crisis

7/21, Scripps News: Feds warn hospitals not to divulge patients' telehealth information

 

 

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