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  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced two pieces of legislation designed to combat the maternal mortality crisis by expanding affordable, high quality maternal care. The Birth Access Benefiting Improved Essential Facility Services (BABIES) Act expands access to freestanding birth centers for Medicaid recipients, and the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOMS) Act will address the growing maternity care provider shortage by establishing two new funding str... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) today introduced the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, to extend Medicaid coverage for postpartum care and combat the growing maternal mortality crisis. “With 70 percent of new moms encountering a health complication within the first year of giving birth, it’s critical that they have access to medical care during this vulnerable time. The Helping MOMS Act would accomplish that goal by... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, legislation led by U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Robin Kelly (D-IL), aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis. The bill provides states with the option to extend Medicaid coverage through the entire postpartum period of one year, a proven strategy for reducing maternal deaths. Currently, most states only provide Medicaid cove... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect New Mothers from Surprise Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Maternity Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills for New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage. “As a mother to three young children, I can report that the last thing on your mind after having a baby is rushing to fill out complex insurance paperwork to ensure your infant’s health insurance is covered,”... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Jaime Herrera Beutler-Supported Bill to Improve Maternal Health
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), which will take steps to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and improve health services for women in Southwest Washington and across the country. H.R. 4995, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019, will increase access to health services for women in rural areas, expand telehealth grants to includ... Read more

  • U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler’s Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Maternity Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) to help pregnant workers have healthy and safe pregnancies while continuing to work. H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, would require employers to implement reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers to allow those women to continue working to provide for their families. “As a mom who has had three kids while serving in... Read more

  • Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Herrera Beutler and Roybal-Allard Secure Maternity Care Victories in U.S. House Approved Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Maternity Care

    Today, Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the founding Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care and members of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, celebrated the inclusion of key Maternity Care Caucus priorities in H.R. 7617, the FY 2021 domestic appropriations bill which includes funding for the Department of Health and Human Services. The congresswomen successfully advocated for provisions in this bill to promote mater... Read more

  • Goldendale Sentinel: Protecting our moms is an important policy
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    As a young mom and a lawmaker, I often consider the intersection of public policy and family health. It’s this experience that has spurred me to work hard on policy focused on improving health care for mothers—whether it’s keeping them safe during pregnancy, expanding access to maternal telehealth services or simply allowing mothers to carry breast milk through airport security. These are issues that matter to everyone. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler-Supported Maternal Health Bills Earn Committee Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded the advancement of two bipartisan bills she’s co-sponsoring to improve maternal health care and reduce maternal mortality rates. The bills, which were approved by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee this week, build upon Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act that was signed into law last year. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Supports Major Congressional Action to Combat Maternal Mortality Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee advanced bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis. U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL) cosponsored H.R. 4996, the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act of 2019. Read more