Today: #StoptheBans Rallies All Over New York

Posted May, 21 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Just a few months ago, we celebrated the passage of the Reproductive Health Act. In New York, women are no longer forced to carry unviable pregnancies to term and the language regulating abortion is in the Health Code, where it belongs. But we’ve watched horrified while states across the country impose extreme abortion bans. We’ve […]

Doulas Save Lives – But For Many Women They Are an Unaffordable Luxury

Posted May, 17 2019 by Amanda Dunker

However, a new pilot program launched by Governor Cuomo is expanding Medicaid coverage for doulas. Doulas are trained professionals that serve as a physical and emotional support to women before, during, and after pregnancy, and also help to connect them with other social supports. As we discussed yesterday, the United States is the only developed […]

Racial Justice in Health Care: Maternal and Infant Mortality

Posted May, 16 2019 by Amanda Dunker

We’ve been talking about racial disparities this week, and there may be no other area where racial disparities are as stark as maternal and infant mortality (read our first two posts here and here). The United States in general has shockingly high rates of maternal mortality and we’re the only developed country in which the […]

An Update on Health Insurance Coverage in New York

Posted May, 14 2019 by Amanda Dunker

The CDC released early results from its National Health Interview Survey and it echos some of the data we’ve already seen. In most states, fewer people have health insurance – but in New York, more people do! There wasn’t enough data to know whether or not the change was meaningful, but it matches what we […]