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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:26 PM

 

Elizabeth Warren rolls out plan to reward hospitals that make childbirth safer for African-American

CNN) Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to drive down the maternal mortality rate among African-American women -- and she has a plan to get it done.

Speaking in Houston on Monday, the Massachusetts Democrat suggested that medical providers should be rewarded with "bonus" funds for reducing those numbers, which are three or four times higher than for white women.

"And if they don't," the presidential candidate said, dropping the carrot to wield a stick, "then they're going to have money taken away from them. I want to see the hospitals see it as their responsibility to address this problem head-on and make it a first priority. The best way to do that is to use money to make it happen, because we gotta have change and we gotta have change now."


Warren's plan, which she discussed for the first time at the She the People conference in Texas, was greeted with sustained applause in a room largely filled by women of color -- a constituency that will likely be key in deciding the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The audience quickly warmed to the senator, then sent her off with a standing ovation as she rolled through her growing suite of detailed policy proposals. Perhaps more than any other candidate in the field, Warren has offered comprehensive plans to match her campaign rhetoric, a dedicated strategy her aides and allies believe will ultimately translate into success in the polls.


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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:27 PM

1. KR!

 

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:27 PM

2. Snip

 

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"Even after we do the adjustments for income, for education this (problem) is true across the board," she said. "This is true for well-educated African American women for wealthy African American women, and the best studies that I've seen put it down to just one thing: prejudice."
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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:43 PM

3. I was very impressed with her entire presentation today.

 

Elizabeth Warren has been among my favorites, and her insightful remarks and down to earth approach today reaffirm my respect and support for her.
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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:44 PM

4. My only question is..

 

are the hospitals responsible for this abysmal statistic, or are the doctors?
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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:08 AM

5. K&R

 

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:34 AM

6. Beto always talks about infant and mother mortality rates for women of color, and...

 

Something he brings up that is incredibly important is that the all out war on Planned Parenthood in this country has really had a horrible impact on access to reproductive health care for many women of color. The early routine care and screenings available at Planned Parenthood is crucial for better outcomes. Access is often more than just affordability and having coverage that is accepted...some people don't even have any providers at all and have to drive a long way, and if they don't have transportation that poses a whole different kind of problem.
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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:04 AM

7. 'No Child Left Behind' for hospitals

 

Take money from the hospitals which need it most.


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