Today marks the first-ever White House Maternal Health Day of Action. On behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration, Vice President Harris is issuing a nationwide Call to Action to both the public and private sectors to help improve health outcomes for parents and infants in the United States. Watch Vice President Kamala Harris’s full remarks at the Maternal Health Summit here.
As part of the Call to Action, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releases new report estimating that 720,000 more people would gain Medicaid postpartum coverage if states act; the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes establishment of “Birthing-Friendly” hospital designation and issues guidance to states on how to provide Medicaid coverage for a full year postpartum.
You can read the White House Fact Sheet to learn more about the policies supported by the Maternal Health Call to Action here.