maternal health

Medicaid

Arizona lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion for postpartum care – Cronkite News

Photo: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, D-Tucson Advocates are pushing Arizona lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for women after they give birth, to help improve maternal health outcomes and combat rising pregnancy-related deaths. Medicaid – which is administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS – covers women for up to 60

Medical

Taking AIM: Arizona hospitals collaborate to fight maternal mortality

Danielle Edwards, a registered nurse and mother of two, nearly died because of risky medical mistakes when she gave birth to both her children. During her first pregnancy in 2014, she gained 20 pounds in one week, a sign that her blood pressure was too high. Edwards said she was not given proper medication, putting

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