Thursday, April 30, 2009

Insuring Healthy Births - Maternity Care Coalition Event Cosponsored by PathWays PA

Clara's CardMedia Advisory - May 4th, 2009

CONTACT: Cathy Melfi - (609) 923.5415 - cmelfi@momobile.org

When: May 4th, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m

Where: Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Who: Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario and Maternity Care Coalition

What: Rally for Reform in Honor of Mothers and Special Delivery of Insuring Healthy Births Report


The Ultimate Mothers Day Gift:
Insuring Healthy Births


Harrisburg, May 4th, 2009—“Flowers are nice, but I’d suggest Pennsylvania policymakers honor mothers this year by ensuring every woman and newborn has access to a safe and high quality childbirth experience,” said JoAnne Fischer, Executive Director of the Philadelphia-based Maternity Care Coalition (MCC).

MCC will hold a rally and coordinate a special delivery of their new report, Insuring Healthy Births to key policymakers in Harrisburg. Women’s experiences trying to access insurance and care will be shared. The report is a roadmap for increasing access to maternity services throughout Pennsylvania. With this information, Pennsylvania can be a blueprint for federal health care reform.

The Insuring Healthy Births report is available online.

Sponsors: Coalition of Labor Union Women; Consumer Health Coalition; Health Federation of Philadelphia; Institute for the Study of Civic Values; Maternity Care Coalition; PA Association of Community Health Centers; PA Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals; PA Health Access Network; PathWays PA; Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Midwives; PhilaNOW; Public Citizens for Children and Youth; United Way of Southeastern PA; and WOMEN’S WAY.

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