Biden administration set to announce comprehensive plan to overhaul maternal health care

Health June 24, 2022 News
Biden administration set to announce comprehensive plan to overhaul maternal health care

From CNN | Health by Brenda Goodman, CNN

The Biden administration is set to unveil plans to overhaul the maternal health care system in the United States.

Officials said the plan was needed now more than ever because an already existing crisis has been deepened by Covid-19. In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, large parts of the country will lose access to abortion care, which is expected to worsen health outcomes for people during pregnancy and childbirth.

"You know that these continued attacks, including restrictions on abortion, and even family planning, really do undermine the ability for women to be safe and healthy. The administration feels strongly that the ability to choose when and how to give birth is an essential," one official said.

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