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With this change, Texas can save the lives of new moms

With this change, Texas can save the lives of new moms

Women who lose Medicaid health coverage soon after giving birth are at high risk of bad outcomesBy Dallas Morning News EditorialChildbirth is a joyous time for a mother, but also can lead to medical crises, postpartum depression, and premature death, including suicide. At a time when new mothers are so vulnerable, access to medical resources and counseling that could save lives should be available. However, if a new mother is poor, several post-childbirth risk factors sharply increase, and a key safety net is available for only the first two months after delivery....