2021 Hero MomnibusBill Maternal and Infant Health

First “Momnibus” bill signed into law

Persistent racial disparities and inequities in the health of mothers are unacceptable, and lawmakers have an opportunity to address them through the “Black Maternal Health Caucus Momnibus” package. As a first step, President Biden signed the Moms Who Served Act, making it the first bill in the Momnibus package to become law. 

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has urged Congress to pass Momnibus legislation—a package of 12 proposals aimed at improving the health outcomes of pregnant women and mothers, particularly African American and Native American women, incarcerated women, female veterans and others—and is pleased to see the first bill signed into law.

See the full statement from BCBSA President and CEO Kim Keck.

Additional Resources

  • Read our letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in support of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.
  • Read our letter of support to Black Maternal Health Caucus members Reps. Lauren Underwood and Alma Adams. 
  • Read more from Kim Keck on how Congress can help save pregnant women and mothers of color.
  • See how Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are working to improve the health of moms and babies. See what they are doing.

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