VP LEADS FIRST EVER CABINET MEETING ON MATERNAL HEALTH CARE
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced new efforts and funding to improve the state of maternal health care in the U.S.
Vice President Harris convened a cabinet meeting on maternal health care, marking the first time an administration had held a meeting at the Cabinet level to address the issue.
Harris pointed to the high rates of maternal mortality the U.S. has in comparison to other, so-called “developed” countries.
“What we also know is that this is an issue that is not just about health care. It is about treating a woman as a whole human being. Understanding that if we are to expect and actually influence positive outcomes on this issue, we must see her then as a whole human being,” Harris said.
While the entirety of the meeting was not publicly aired, Harris stated that they would be discussing issues regarding housing, nutrition and transportation.