Costello, Herrera Beutler Introduce Bill To Reverse Trend Of Increasing U.S. Maternal Deaths – Ripon Advance
Costello, Herrera Beutler introduce bill to reverse trend of increasing U.S. maternal deaths – Ripon Advance
Legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) would help establish or support state commissions that examine pregnancy-related deaths and find ways to prevent them.
The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act would support states in establishing or maintaining Maternal Mortality Review Committees to help reduce pregnancy-related deaths, it would improve data collection and it would address disparities in maternal health outcomes.
“As a husband, father, and policymaker, the nationwide statistics on maternal mortality rates are alarming,” Costello said. “While we’ve made great strides in improving the delivery of quality maternal health care, the data …