What’s Going on with Texas’ Maternal Mortality Rate?

When data released in 2016 indicated that the rate of Texas mothers dying of pregnancy-related causes had spiked to inexplicable heights, the issue dominated headlines and made its way into stump speeches and legislative hearings. Texas was said to have the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, though experts couldn’t explain why. On Monday, state researchers released a report saying the maternal death rate in 2012 is actually less than half of what was previously...


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