The mother of all challenges

Opinion

August 7, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Gov. Cuomo did New York’s women a vital service last week signing legislation creating a new maternal mortality review board, a panel of experts that will examine why so many mothers still die from pregnancy-related complications in New York State.

Despite abundant American medical know-how and the fact we spend more on health care than any other developed nation, the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has been growing over the past decade.

And New York, the nation’s health-care capital, has a rate worse than that of 29 other states. Women here are likelier to die from pregnancy-related complications than they were 15 years ago.

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