Maternal Health and Mortality

The House Ways and Means Committee convened a hearing to discuss the high rate of mothers dying due to causes related to pregnancy or… read more

The House Ways and Means Committee convened a hearing to discuss the high rate of mothers dying due to causes related to pregnancy or childbirth in the U.S. Olympian and gold medalist track and field athlete Allyson Felix testified about the need to address the racial disparities with maternal health care. She told an emotional story about her medical condition, pre-eclampsia, and having to deliver her daughter early via emergency C-section. Other experts also testified including representatives from the American Medical Association and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Prior to this, Reps. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked about the need for Congress to act to lower the maternal mortality rate which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had only increased between 2000 and 2014. close

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Program ID:
460809-1
Category:
House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 16, 2019 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
May 20, 2019 | 2:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 16, 2019 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • May 16, 2019 | 10:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 16, 2019 | 8:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 2019 | 2:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2019 | 12:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 20, 2019 | 2:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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