H. R. 4995, Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019.


Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve obstetric care and maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/20/19.

STATUS: Introduced 11/08/19 by Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16].


  • AHA letter expressing support for the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995) that would authorize grants to implement rural obstetric networks, maternal telehealth programs and a rural maternal care training demonstration. It also contains maternal health provisions from the Lower Health Care Costs Act (S.1895), including funding to promote best practices, educate health care professionals on implicit bias, implement state perinatal quality collaboratives, and deliver integrated health care services to pregnant and postpartum women. (Source: American Hospital Association)


Link to the text of the bill.

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

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