Expanding Medicaid Options for Pregnant Women and Their Children

March 1989
American Journal of Public Health;Mar1989, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p352
Academic Journal
The article presents the policy statement of the American Public Health Association concerning Medicaid option of pregnant women as well as their children. In response to the fact that most childbearing women in the country belongs to the class having an income falling below the poverty level and to prevent developmental delay, low birthweight incidences and physically disabling conditions among newborn of these pregnant women, federal legislative changes were made to expand Medicaid assistance to them.


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