After 52 deaths, TennCare wants to extend postpartum coverage from two months to one year

Nov. 6, 2019 | Brett Kelman | Nashville Tennessean

  • Almost all deaths were drug related and deemed preventable
  • TJC’s TAKEAWAY: This is a tremendous step in the right direction to address rising maternal mortality. Tennessee is currently ranked 41st in maternal mortality, moving down 8 spots from the previous year. For better health outcomes, women should have access to health coverage before, during, and after pregnancy.

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