Urge Congress to Protect Maternal Health Provisions in the Build Back Better Act
As Congress negotiates the final version of key budget legislation, the Build Back Better Act, they need to hear from you that they must prioritize and protect the bill’s maternal health provisions. Congress is choosing between many competing priorities in the bill—including many within the Medicaid program—and key maternal health gains are at risk.
It is critical that Congress does not scale back the permanent mandate for states to extend Medicaid coverage to 12 months after the end of pregnancy.
Join us on Thursday, October 14, for a Day of Action to urge Congress to protect the maternal health provisions in the Build Back Better Act.
How to Participate
- Contact your Members of Congress TODAY using our editable prepared message
- Use the sample tweets and graphics below to show your support on Twitter
Hashtags for Tweets
Tag Your Members of Congress
Make sure to tag your Members of Congress in your tweets!
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Below are sample tweets for you to copy, paste, and share from your Twitter handle with the graphics above. Be sure to insert the handles of your Representatives and Senators in place of the bolded text. You can also use the sample messages to inspire your own personalized tweets.
Our nation continues to confront a maternal mortality crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m calling on [insert Twitter handle(s)] to protect maternal health provisions in the #BuildBackBetterAct because #MomsCantWait! https://bit.ly/3ADYSHM
On behalf of my patients & my #obgyn colleagues dedicated to improving maternal health, I urge [insert Twitter handle(s)] to prioritize & protect the maternal health provisions in the #BuildBackBetterAct. Congress must enact these provisions with urgency because #MomsCantWait!
Extending #Medicaid coverage is critical to addressing the U.S. maternal mortality crisis. [insert Twitter handle(s)] urge Congress to make good on the commitment to invest in maternal health in the #BuildBackBetterAct, incl. permanently extending postpartum Medicaid.
1/3 of maternal deaths happen in the postpartum period & #Medicaid covers 43% of U.S. births. [insert Twitter handle(s)] don’t scale back the #BuildBackBetterAct's permanent mandate to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to 12 mos. & other provisions investing in maternal health.
Congress must enact #BuildBackBetterAct maternal health provisions: permanently mandate postpartum #Medicaid coverage ext. to 12 mo. & end racial & ethnic maternal health inequities thru. #Momnibus. [insert Twitter handle(s)] don’t scale back these life-saving provisions!