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By Brandon Cline
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Rep. Newhouse cosponsors bill aimed at addressing high rural maternal mortality rates


Last updated 9/13/2019 at 11:27pm

On Sept. 9, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and four other cosponsors introduced the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act—H.R. 4243—in the U.S. House of Representatives, after a bill with the same name—S. 2373—was introduced in the U.S. Senate in July by Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and three other cosponsors.

The bill aims to address rural maternal mortality and morbidity rates by “expanding convenient and consistent access to health care services for pregnant women and new mothers in remote areas,” according to a press release from...

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