AHA-supported maternal health bills advance in House

Two bills supported by the American Hospital Association (AHA) advanced out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week. The Maternal Vaccination Act (H.R. 951) would authorize an additional $2 million for vaccine outreach to pregnant and postpartum women, for a total of $17 million. The Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4387) would authorize grants to develop and disseminate best practices to improve maternal health quality and outcomes. Companion legislation (S. 1675 and S. 1491) passed the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in May. (AHA News article  7/21/21)