Health Care

June 28, 2021

2021 Louisiana legislative session: A return to (somewhat) normal

Federal pandemic relief dollars lessened the pressure on the state budget and allowed the Legislature to make important new investments in education, including a much-needed boost to the Go Grants program that will make college more affordable for low-income students and the creation of the M.J.… Read more...

June 3, 2021

Louisiana can protect pregnant workers through SB 215

Too often women are forced to make an impossible choice between a healthy pregnancy and providing for their families. Louisiana lawmakers have an opportunity to support women, their families and businesses through Senate Bill 215 by Sen. Regina Barrow. This bill requires companies with 25 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant and postpartum workers unless it causes undue hardship for the business. … Read more...

May 20, 2021

Access to Care Coalition Letter in Support of HB 468

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May 5, 2021

Louisiana can improve maternal health outcomes through Medicaid

Louisiana is facing a maternal health crisis. Our state has among the highest maternal death rates in the nation with Black and Brown women experiencing pregnancy-related death at three times the rate of white women. Our state is one of eight to receive an “F” grade on the 2020 March of Dimes Report Card.… Read more...