We believe that safe and respectful maternity care is a fundamental human right, and we strive to engage in efforts that will lead to long-lasting health improvements for every mother, everywhere.
Your voice can make a difference. Join the movement for better maternal health outcomes today.
Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) & Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
Support the Helping MOMS Act!
One in three maternal deaths take place between one week and one year after birth. However, many mothers across the US lose access to essential health coverage just two months after giving birth.
The Helping MOMS Act would allow states to extend Medicaid coverage for new mothers from two months to a full year postpartum, a significant step forward in improving maternal health outcomes. Extended Medicaid coverage would help ensure that women can access comprehensive health care and services during the postpartum year, a critical window for identifying, treating, and recovering from complications of pregnancy and childbirth and a key opportunity to prevent maternal deaths. This bill also includes a plan to evaluate and support states adopting Medicaid coverage of doula services.