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How Doula Care Can Advance the Goals of the Affordable Care Act A Snapshot From NYC

How Doula Care Can Advance the Goals of the Affordable Care Act A Snapshot From NYC

How Doula Care Can Advance the Goals of the Affordable Care Act A Snapshot From NYC

Nan Strauss, JD, Katie Giessler, MPH, and Elan McAllister, BA
Nan Strauss, JD, Katie Giessler, MPH, and Elan McAllister, BA
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Last updated: 08 Nov 2016

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Doula care meets each of the triple aims of the Affordable Care Act: improving health outcomes for all, improving the experience of care, and lowering costs by reducing non-beneficial and unwanted medical interventions. Cost is the greatest barrier to use of doula support. Reimbursement for doula services by private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicaid managed care organizations would significantly increase access to doulas. Widespread availability of doula care could significantly reduce cesarean rates, and increased access to community-based doula programs could reduce entrenched health disparities.

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Doula care meets each of the triple aims of the Affordable Care Act: improving health outcomes for all, improving the experience of care, and lowering costs by reducing non-beneficial and unwanted medical interventions.
Nan Strauss, JD, Katie Giessler, MPH, and Elan McAllister, BA

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Nan Strauss, JD, Katie Giessler, MPH, and Elan McAllister, BA
on behalf of Lamaze International

"NAN STRAUSS has focused much of her work on reproductive justice, maternal health, and human rights. She is the
lead author of Amnesty International’s report Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA. Nan is
the director of policy and research at Choices in Childbirth. KATIE GIESSLER is a maternal health researcher with a
background in respectful maternity care, reproductive justice, and maternal mortality reduction. She has worked both domestically and internationally in clinical and nonprofit settings to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce health disparities for childbearing women in resource-poor
and medically underserved communities. ELAN McALLISTER is the founder of Choices in Childbirth and has been a consumer advocate for 10 years and doula for 12 years. Elan is involved in multiple birth organizations, businesses,
and projects on the local, national, and international level. Formerly, Elan was a Broadway producer and professional
dancer."

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