According to Colorlines, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the new tax bill will cut approximately $18 billion from Medicaid, a program that serves 68 million low - income people and finances nearly half of all U.S. births. This is of special concern because Black women, without regard for class status, are between 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White women -- as such, cutting resources from Medicaid makes resources less available for maternal health among the most vulnerable. Patrisse Cullors, a senior fellow for maternal mortality at MomsRising and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, is urging people to include a less-discussed impact of the tax bill in their analysis: women of color dying during childbirth -- read more by clicking here.
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