WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday will host a gathering to advertise enhancements in U.S. maternal well being with visitors together with Democratic Senator Cory Booker to U.S. Olympian Allyson Felix.
America has the very best maternal mortality charge of any rich nation on this planet, and charges have worsened over the previous 20 years, the White Home mentioned.
As a part of the primary White Home Maternal Well being Day of Motion, Harris will name on the private and non-private sector to assist discover options to the issue, a White Home official mentioned.
Harris will spotlight a proposal by the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Companies to ascertain a “Birthing-Pleasant” hospital designation and steering to states on easy methods to cowl Medicaid postpartum providers for a yr.
(Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Modifying by Sonya Hepinstall)
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