Rally planned for organization advocating better healthcare for mothers and babies in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
On Thursday, March of Dimes, an organization advocating for mothers and babies across America is set to host "March For Change"
March for Change is a rally aimed at bettering health care in several areas for mothers and babies in Missouri.
The rally comes just a day after hundreds of LGBTQ+ advocates took to the Capitol steps to protest recent bills targeting trans kids and athletes. The event is also taking place ahead of the State reestablishing the annual renewal for the MO HealthNet (Missouri Medicaid) following a three-year pause for COVID-19.
Renewals are scheduled to begin on April 1.
March of Dimes claims the state has poor maternal and infant health care. As a result, the organization wants lawmakers to expand several things including:
- Postpartum care
- Taxes on diapers
- Missouri's Family and Medical Leave Act
March of Dimes also aims to enhance healthcare quality by improving access to high-value private health insurance and public health coverage. The organization also wants lawmakers to introduce innovative medical research and robust health surveillance programs to help discover ways to improve maternal and child health conditions.
The rally is scheduled at the Capitol in Jefferson City at 11:00 a.m.