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Texas legislators pass bills aimed at maternal mortality, postpartum depression

Published on May 23, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Texas legislators from both chambers passed bills on Tuesday aimed at helping mothers before and after they give birth.  In the Senate, they passed House Bill 2466, which would give low-income mothers in the state’s Medicaid program access to postpartum depression screenings and referrals to mental health providers for counseling. About 17 percent of Texas mothers experience postpartum depression, according to a 2016 report from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services.  House members, meanwhile, voted for Senate Bill 1929, which keeps a state task force in operation that reviews pregnancy-related deaths, and expands its purview to consider disparities in mortality […]

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