Senator Jones introduces bill to reduce number of maternal deaths


ACCORDING TO DATA FROM THE CDC — ABOUT 700 WOMEN DIE EACH YEAR AS A RESULT OF PREGNANCY OR DELIVERY COMPLICATIONS. SO SENATOR DOUG JONES INTRODUCED A BILL TO REDUCE THAT NUMBER. JONES, ALONG WITH SENATOR MARTHA McSALLY OF ARIZONA, INTRODUCED THE “MATERNAL OUTCOMES MATTER ACT OF 2019”. ITS PURPOSE IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CARE FOR MOMS DURING PREGNANCY AND AFTER CHILDBIRTH. THE ACT SUPPORTS INNOVATION IN MATERNAL HEALTH CARE… AND TRAINS HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO AVOID DISCRIMINATION HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

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