Posts by Mahika Ahluwalia
Bioethics Forum Essay
To Reduce Maternal Health Disparities, Expand Medicaid
Black women are three times as likely to die from preventable pregnancy-related complications as white women in the United States. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is that Black women have lower rates of health insurance. Without insurance, they cannot afford the pre-pregnancy and prenatal care they need to reduce their maternal mortality rate. A fundamental way to address this problem is to expand Medicaid.