Congressional candidate Amy McGrath’s video, “Told Me,” was a really shiny mild in what has been a making an attempt yr in women’s health.
Despite pressing pleas by the main nationwide medical organizations that care for women — together with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists — our Congress, led by Kentucky Sen. Mitchell McConnell, continues to taunt Americans with the specter of taking away significant entry to the health care system.
In reality, earlier than the Affordable Care Act, not a single particular person market health insurance coverage plan in Kentucky coated maternity care.
In my work as an obstetrician-gynecologist, I’ve seen enhancements in maternity care because of the ACA. This is necessary in a nation the place charges of maternal mortality are among the many highest within the industrialized world. While I care for women in Michigan, I’ve spent nights awake worrying about women and youngsters in Kentucky, too.
Women in Kentucky have among the many highest charges of smoking, drug deaths and diabetes within the United States. Children in Kentucky face among the many highest charges of teenybopper births and preterm births within the nation.
In brief, Kentucky wants a robust voice for women and youngsters. McGrath has the help of this obstetrician gynecologist.
Dr. Lindsay Okay. Admon
Ann Arbor, Mich.