State Senator Introduces New Women’s Healthcare Bill

Missouri State Senator Elaine Gannon of Desoto has filed a bill aimed at protecting healthcare for new low-income mothers. The bill would extend Medicare coverage for these mothers from the current 60 days post-birth to one year post-birth. Gannon says she’s focused on improving the state’s maternal mortality rate.

Senator Gannon stresses the importance of looking out for new mothers in the period of time shortly after they give birth.

Senator Gannon thinks the bill could receive a vote as early as this week.