Protecting Moms Who Serve Act signed into law
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Legislation to help address the maternal mortality crisis among women veterans has been signed into law.
It’s called the Protecting Moms Who Serve Act.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, co-authored the bill.
It will commission the first comprehensive study on the scope of America’s mental health crisis among women veterans.
The bill invests $15 million in maternity care coordination programs at VA facilities.
Collins says this legislation will help examine ways to improve care coordination, identify gaps in coverage, and eliminate disparities.
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