Washington DC — New Navigator polling reveals 72 percent of voters support passing the “Momnibus” legislation to reduce preventable deaths in moms. America has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world and 80 percent of deaths are entirely preventable. This legislation is also key to addressing stark racial disparities in the maternal mortality crisis. In total, 72 percent of respondents, including 63 percent of independents and 59 percent of Republicans, reported they support Congress passing the “Momnibus” bill — ranking higher than any other priority.
Protect Our Care has urged Congress to pass the “Momnibus” bill as a key end-of-year priority for Congress, along with other actions that will strengthen coverage for children, moms, and people on Medicaid. Read Protect Our Care’s full end-of-year agenda here.
“It is outrageous and unacceptable that America has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized nation in the world. The majority of these deaths, which particularly occur among women of color, are preventable. Congress has the opportunity to save lives and must pass the ‘Momnibus’ bill and other key measures to protect mothers and children,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “The ‘Momnibus’ bill tackles the crisis head on by making key investments in health care for moms and babies and working to reduce stark racial disparities in health outcomes. Polling confirms that this legislation is widely supported by voters of all parties, so it is up to lawmakers to act now to support mothers and their families and to save lives.”