Below is the latest news from the MAMA Campaign, which continues to work hard to get CPMs added to the list of Medicaid providers into the health care reform bills that are developing in Congress. Regardless of your personal opinion about “health care reform” overall, having CPMs listed as Medicaid providers definitely would be cost effective and would increase choices for all pregnant women.
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Hope you are having a good summer!
Susan Hodges “gatekeeper”
“Sometimes the most direct route to your heart’s desire is a path full of twists and turns…” (Anonymous)
Health care reform action has EXPLODED this week in Washington, D.C. Support for federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives has been building and very much a part of the action this week. Even as we write to you all today, analysis of the status of amendments in the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is neither complete nor final.
The House of Representatives has adjourned for the August recess and the Senate will adjourn at the end of next week. Lots of outreach to Congress members can happen during the August recess and that will be our focus. What is clear is that our work together will continue throughout the August recess and into Congressional debates in September. Fasten your seatbelts, sound the alarm, we are all in this TOGETHER!
For more about the process of overall health care reform in Congress, visit http://www.uhcan.
NEWS of SUPPORT: MAMA is thrilled to receive full recognition and support from major national organizations this week:
Our Bodies Ourselves
National Women's Health Network
Raising Women's Voices
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)
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