Over a five-year period, 24% of pregnant and postpartum women in study reported unmet health care needs due to cost; 60% reported health care unaffordability.
Study suggests racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates up to a year after delivery, higher risk for those with anxiety and depression.
Study sheds light on relationship between perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and first time cesarean delivery among pregnant women.
Out-of-pocket spending for maternal and newborn hospitalizations among privately insured families can exceed $10,000 if babies require neonatal intensive care.
For low-income pregnant patients, health insurance disruptions may make it less likely that they receive recommended prenatal and postpartum care.
Affordable Care Act’s elimination of out-of-pocket costs for contraception was associated with fewer births, especially among low income families.