New Front in the Fight With Infant Mortality

The New York Times

October 22, 2013


Pregnant women, across the country and anywhere along the income spectrum, will for the first time have guaranteed access to health insurance offering a minimum standard of care that will help keep their babies alive. The benefit may seem narrow. But it offers the best opportunity in a generation to tackle one of the United States’ most notorious stigmas: an intractably high infant mortality rate that hardly fits one of the richest, most technologically advanced nations on earth. If it succeeds, it could provide Americans with an alternative view of how government can serve society.
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