Yes, that’s right, the MOTHERS Act has been successfully included and passed in the Senate version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–otherwise known as the Senate version of Healthcare Reform–thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez!
And what better news to hear in the beginning of a New Year (and a new decade to boot)!
We are closer than ever before to our goal of spreading awareness of and better understanding and protecting against postpartum mood disorders that can have all too many negative–and sometimes tragic–consequences on the mother, partner and baby.
For more information about the bill and what is ahead to make it officially a part of U.S. legislation, please check out Susan Stone’s latest blog post.
If you haven’t done so already, please add your name to the petition ! I have faith that this bill will pass. So many people are counting on it!