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NEW LEGISLATION ADDRESSES THE RISING NUMBER OF PREGNANCY-RELATED DEATHS IN ILLINOIS. 

 

A STATE PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT FOUND THAT 73 WOMEN DIE ANNUALLY WITHIN ONE YEAR OF PREGNANCY…AND THAT 72 PERCENT OF THOSE DEATHS WERE PREVENTABLE.

 

SENATOR CRISTINA CASTRO OF ELGIN IS PUSHING FOR MANDATED INSURANCE COVERAGE OF POST-PARTUM COMPLICATIONS AND NURSE IN-HOME VISITS TO LOW INCOME AND FIRST-TIME MOMS.

 

ANOTHER BILL REQUIRES CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES ABOUT THE IMPLICIT BIAS THAT MAY AFFECT TREATMENT OF POOR AND MINORITY WOMEN.

 

 

 

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