If you are not getting the MAMA Campaign e-news messages, here is the latest!
The e-blast begins:
“The Midwives And Mothers In Action (MAMA) Campaign is very pleased to announce that a bill to amend the Social Security Act to mandate reimbursement for all CPM services for women insured by Medicaid will be introduced in the House of Representatives this week!”
This is the bill that, when passed, will mean that licensed Certified Professional Midwives will be reimbursed for services provided to women on Medicaid. Medicaid reimbursement will make CPMs more attractive to state governments (where they are not already licensed), plus the health insurance industry pays attention to what is covered by Medicaid.
Read details about this bill and more in the rest of the MAMA e-blast at: http://mamacampaign.squarespace.com/grapevine/2010/11/30/cpm-bill-to-be-introduced-in-congress-this-week.html
You can easily sign up to receive the MAMA e-mails directly at the same url -- see the sign up link on the right.
Citizens for Midwifery is a member of the Campaign coalition and actively supports this work, and we encourage you to support it too! Donations of any size are needed and greatly appreciated by the Campaign!
Susan Hodges, for CfM