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  • Helping MOMS Act

    Constituent request in support of the Helping MOMS Act – to increase access to lifesaving saving postpartum care.

    As a constituent and someone who cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of pregnant and new moms and the babies they love, I am writing to urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 3345, the Helping MOMS Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Robin Kelly and Jamie Herrera Beutler. This legislation builds on the foundation of the American Rescue Plan by providing states with the option to permanently extend Medicaid coverage through the entire postpartum period of one year, a proven strategy for reducing preventable maternal deaths and long-term complications.

    Currently, most states only provide Medicaid coverage for 60 days immediately following childbirth. However, many new moms experience one or more health complications within a year of giving birth. Notably, nearly one-third of complications that lead to maternal death occurs after 6 weeks – which is when many moms receive the last doctor’s appointment they will have until they become pregnant again. More moms need to be covered, and all moms need to stay covered – for at least one year postpartum. With more than half of new moms covered by Medicaid, the Helping MOMS Act could significantly improve these health outcomes. It will also lower healthcare costs by reducing long-term, sometimes life-long care for serious complications of pregnancy and childbirth that go undiagnosed and untreated. Plus, I’m sure you agree: Healthy moms and babies…priceless.

    It is for these reasons that I urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 3345. To co-sponsor this legislation, please contact Anita Burgos in Representative Robin Kelly’s office at anita.burgos@mail.house.gov and Adriianna Lagorio in Representative Herrera Beutler’s office at adriianna.lagorio@mail.house.gov.

    Thank you for your consideration of my request, on behalf of moms everywhere.
    Sincerely,

    (Your first and last name)

  • Momnibus Act

    Constituent request in support of the Momnibus Act – aimed at addressing the United States' high and rising maternal mortality rate by improving maternal healthcare for all moms.

    As a constituent and someone who cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of pregnant and new moms and the babies they love, I am writing to urge you to co-sponsor the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, introduced by Senator Cory Booker and Representatives Lauren Underwood and Alma Adams. This comprehensive package of legislation takes aim at United States' unacceptably high and currently rising maternal mortality rate by improving maternal healthcare for all moms, helping hospitals and healthcare providers implement clinically proven maternal care best practices, and ending healthcare disparities so that every mom receives the care she needs to deliver a healthy beginning and healthy future to herself and the baby she loves.

    The risks of a mom dying during pregnancy or in the first year of her baby’s life are greater in the U.S. than in any other high-income nation – and the risks are 2.6 times greater for Black moms, Indigenous and rural moms. The pandemic has caused these risks – and the disparities in care that are responsible for these increased risks – to surge. Nearly 4/5 of those deaths are preventable with responsive, respectful high-quality care, and 1/3 occur after the first 6 weeks postpartum, when too many moms receive the last doctor’s appointment they will have until they become pregnant again. The Momnibus Act could significantly improve these health outcomes. Plus, I’m sure you agree: Healthy moms and babies…priceless.

    It is for these reasons that I urge you to co-sponsor the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act. To co-sponsor this legislation, please contact Nadia Laniyan in Senator Booker’s office at nadia_laniyan@booker.senate.gov, or Jack DiMatteo in Representative Underwood’s office at jack.dimatteo@mail.house.gov.

    Thank you for your consideration of my request, on behalf of moms everywhere.

    Sincerely,

    (Your first and last name)

Helping MOMS Act

Constituent request in support of the Helping MOMS Act – to increase access to lifesaving saving postpartum care.

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