The MOTHERS Act now passed in Senate version of Healthcare Reform!
Posted Jan 06 2010 7:49am
Susan Dowd Stone at Perinatal Pro reports... "The MOTHERS Act has been successfully included and passed in the Senate version of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ! The Senator’s office will now continue to work closely with House advocates to ensure it remains in the reconciled version of the bill which will then be presented to Congress for final passage.
If you are interested in reading the bill’s specific language, you can go to this link and click on “Full Text of Bill as Passed”. The language referencing The MOTHERS Act initiatives can be found on pages 595-604, section 2952 “Support Education and Research for Postpartum Depression”.
As The MOTHERS Act has always enjoyed great and nearly unanimous support in the U.S. House of Representatives, there is every reason to assume a successful outcome as the bills merge for final consideration and passage. Now is a great time to add your name to the petition to amplify the deafening drumbeat of support as our position strengthens."