H. R. 4243, Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act.

Summary: This bill expands initiatives to address maternal health in rural areas. The bill provides funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish rural obstetric networks for improving outcomes in birth and maternal morbidity. Specifically, these networks must (1) connect individuals with care providers, (2) identify successful maternal-care models, (3) facilitate collaboration among rural providers, (4) provide training and guidance, (5) collaborate with academic institutions that have regional expertise, and (6) measure and address inequities in birth outcomes among rural residents. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/14/19.

STATUS: Introduced 11/14/19 by Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Climate action starts with us, in our communities, in our states. While this President and this Administration refuse to take action to protect our environment, we will take significant action to fight climate change,” said Representative Joe Neguse (CO-02). “In Colorado 14 cities and counties, including 7 cities and counties in my district have stepped up to set ambitious renewable energy goals. This resolution follows the example they have set, as well as the example of local communities and cities across America, including Washington, D.C., to address the climate crisis. We must be the generation that solves this crisis.” (Source: Rep. Neguse, Press Release, 11/14/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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