Posts Tagged Maternal Mortality

State Officials Are Touring Virginia in Hopes of Cutting Down on Maternal Mortality Rates

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Virginia government officials are on the road this fall, listening to the concerns of women across Virginia about delivering babies. It’s an effort aimed at curing the crisis in maternal mortality for African-American women. Michael Pope reports.

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Medicaid Enrollment Numbers Offer Hope for Maternal Mortality Rate

StateSeal00The crisis of maternal mortality among African-American women in Virginia continues to raise alarm bells among state officials, although a new report has some good news on the subject. Michael Pope reports.

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Amidst Growth and New Goals, Virginia Celebrates 50 Years of Medicaid

StateSeal00Virginia is celebrating 50 years of Medicaid this week. The state-run program provides health insurance to the poor. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam celebrated with state employees. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Could Medicaid Reimbursement Be a Solution to Black Maternal Mortality?

StateSeal00This year, lawmakers took action to start collecting data on Virginia’s maternal mortality rate. But, that may end up being just the beginning of the effort. Michael Pope reports.

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State Readies Review of Maternal Mortality

general assembly coverage 2019Lawmakers and administration officials in Richmond are working together to try to reduce the number of women dying in childbirth. Michael Pope reports.

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Medicaid Expansion in Virginia Could Cut Down on Maternal Mortality Rates

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When black women give birth in Virginia, they are far more likely to die as a result of the pregnancy than white women. Now, as Michael Pope reports, those numbers might be about to change.

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