During Black Maternal Health Week, the news that Illinois became the first state to extend Medicaid coverage from the former standard of 60 days postpartum to now 12 months postpartum marks a major victory for women of childbearing age, especially women of color. In Illinois alone, Black women are six times more likely to die of pregnancy-related conditions when compared …
Post Author: Janice Phillips, PhD, RN and Gina Lowell, MD, MPH
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