maternal-mortality

Pa. extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant persons

BY: - August 5, 2021

The extension will take effect beginning April 1, 2022  and will be available for five years as an optional part of the American Rescue Plan. 

‘The system denies our humanity’: Congressional panel hears heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism

BY: - May 8, 2021

Black birthing people are three times more likely to experience pregnancy-related death when compared to their white counterparts.

COMMENTARY

COVID-19 in Pa.: During This pandemic, we must address Pa.’s Black maternal health crisis | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2020

The dire state of Black maternal health in our state and across the country isn’t new. The causes of these disparities run deep in our healthcare system.

To understand why Pennsylvania moms die, the state needs to collect better data first

BY: - April 18, 2019

The number of women who die of pregnancy-related complications in the United States is higher than in any other developed nation in the world. In Pennsylvania, the number of maternal deaths reported to the state Department of Health rose from 9 in 2011 to 16 in 2016. But those numbers don’t tell the full story. […]