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  • Nebraska governor rejects prenatal care funding for illegal immigrants

    04/14/2012 1:21:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Reuters‎ ^ | Fri Apr 13, 2012 | David Bailey; Editing by David Brunnstrom
    (Reuters) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a proposal to restore Medicaid-funded prenatal care for illegal immigrants on Friday, but the initiative could still survive if the state legislature rejects his move next week. Nebraska state senators voted 31-15 on Wednesday to restore the program, which was eliminated two years ago after providing prenatal care for decades. The number of votes in favor was one more than would be needed to override the veto and the Nebraska legislature has one day left in its current session -- next Wednesday -- in which to do so. "I oppose providing taxpayer benefits...
  • Spotlight on prenatal care, discrimination fears

    12/18/2007 10:24:00 AM PST · by freespirited · 3 replies · 87+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/15/07 | Dan Genz
    Pregnant mothers with insufficient prenatal care represented 40 percent of the 2,665 births at Prince William Hospital last year, an alarming rate that caused medical problems and hampered the institution's bottom line. Medical concerns related to the county's recent influx of illegal and legal immigrants emerged as an important health issue during a federal hearing Friday in Woodbridge. "To our hard-working labor and delivery nurses, for instance, this lack of prenatal care is heartbreaking, and frankly, frustrating," hospital President Michael Schwartz told Virginia's arm of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The cost for handling prenatal care has jumped more than...
  • Racial disparity in infant mortality, March of Dimes aims to close gap in Jersey

    08/20/2007 5:56:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 706+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 20, 2007 | ANGELA STEWART
    Pregnant with her first child, Kandice Odom was feeling stressed. "My feet were swollen, I would get dizzy easily and it was hard for me to focus or concentrate," recalled the 22-year-old Jersey City resident. Then, after a routine doctor's visit into her sixth month of pregnancy, things got a lot more complicated. Odom's blood pressure was dangerously high and she was immediately referred to high-risk specialists at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. A decision ultimately was made to deliver her baby by Caesarean section. Simone Marie Gilliard was born June 24 weighing just 2 pounds. "She was so small....
  • House to Vote on Bill Revoking Prenatal Care for Unborn, Backing Abortion

    08/01/2007 4:23:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 469+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/1/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill today that would significantly impact the abortion debate in the nation. The measure would undermine a current policy allowing states to provide medical coverage for pregnant women and their unborn children and could open the door for tax-funded abortions. In 2002, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation to allow states to cover mothers and their unborn babies under the SCHIP program for poor residents. Pro-life groups applauded the decision by the Bush administration because it recognized both mother and unborn child...
  • Brownback and Kennedy Team Up to Support Mothers of Disabled Children

    07/25/2007 5:10:51 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 10 replies · 360+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 24, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Brownback and Kennedy Team Up to Support Mothers of Disabled Children By Elizabeth O'Brien WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Wednesday Senators Sam Brownback and Edward Kennedy reintroduced the Pre-natally and Post-natally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act (PPDCAA), which proposes to offer information and services for expectant and young mothers of handicapped children. According to a recent press release from Brownback's office, the PPDCAA, which is an amendment to the Public Health Service Act, would ensure that care is offered not only during the woman's pregnancy, but throughout the year following the child's birth as well. The PPDCAA also...
  • Alternative Care Can Spell Health Care Relief!

    10/12/2004 7:45:45 PM PDT · by hawleyclan · 1 replies · 333+ views
    Americans are living in a time when access to obstetrical care is an important topic in politics. Obstetricians are leaving practice in high numbers because of insurance rates which reflect the high number of lawsuits families are filing. This is a sign that the time has come for fellow Americans and politicians to recognize that Professional Midwifery Care has the potential to help resolve many of the concerns American mothers have in maternity care. How can midwives help the current state of maternity care and cost in the US? The cost benefits are evident of many levels: Beginning with prenatal...
  • Arkansas Debate Focuses on Pregnant Illegals (abortion)

    05/05/2004 8:32:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 109+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05 May 2004
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Prenatal exams have become the newest addition to the abortion debate, now that Arkansas is making fetuses eligible for federally-funded health care benefits. Under recently adopted guidelines in the state, the unborn child of a pregnant illegal immigrant can be considered an American citizen even before birth, and thus qualifies the mother for government-paid prenatal care. Since Medicaid (search) doesn’t cover adults who are non-citizens, whether they’re in the U.S. legally or not, the unborn fetus will now have rights the mother doesn’t have, in addition to being considered an American citizen in the eyes of...