New AMCHP Fact Sheet: Section 1332 of the ACA: An Opportunity for Innovation in MCH
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made health insurance increasingly available to millions of women, children and families, many whom have never been covered before. The ACA contains a number of mandatory provisions pertaining directly to maternal and child health (MCH) populations, including coverage of maternity services, as well as well-woman and well-child visits without cost-sharing. The ACA grants states considerable flexibility to invest in innovative strategies to promote better health. One approach that states may elect to adopt is to implement a section 1332 State Innovation Waiver. To learn more about the role of MCH in the 1332 Waiver process, check out our new fact sheet. For more information, please contact Emily Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August is National Breastfeeding Month!
Happy National Breastfeeding Month! The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions related to breastfeeding promotion, including free lactation support and assistance for communities in promoting breastfeeding. Learn more by reviewing our updated Breastfeeding and Health Reform fact sheet, and remember to hashtag #NationalBreastfeedingMonth on social media! Find more opportunities related to breastfeeding under Get Involved and Resouces (Best Practices and Women's and Infant Health)