How Medicaid Coverage For Doula Care Could Improve Birth Outcomes, Reduce Costs, And Improve Equity

Did you know that nearly 4 million U.S. women give birth each year, and approximately half of these births are financed by state Medicaid programs? About 99 percent of American infants are born in hospitals, at a total cost of more than $27 billion annually. The treatment intensity provided in a typical hospital-based childbirth in the United States has drawn scrutiny in past years, and particularly so over the past several weeks.Read More