Tell Your Legislators about Barriers to Birth Center Care

August 10, 2014
Are you tired of discriminatory practices against birth centers and midwives?  YES!  So, let's do something about it.  We all know to effect change we must participate in the   » READ MORE

AABC Submits Comments to the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health & Human Services

June 12, 2014
In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Registry CMS-9942-NC: Request for Information Regarding Provider Nondiscrimination, the American Association of Birth Centers (   » READ MORE

FTC and "Examining Health Care Competition" Letter

April 4, 2014
AABC submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission before their workshop in early March, 2014: "Examining Health Care Competition." Read these comments here.   » READ MORE

The Harkin Amendment and How it Affects Birth Centers

April 2, 2014
This amendment was added to the Affordable Care Act by long time Iowa Senator, Tom Harkin (D), as a means to prevent against providers (like birth centers) from being discriminated.     » READ MORE

Birth Centers Take Center Stage in Washington, DC

March 17, 2014
WHAT'S HAPPENING: IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION A new Washington Post/Kaiser Health News article highlights problems with Medicaid and managed care organizations contracting with birth centers Women with   » READ MORE

Invite your elected officials to your birth center

December 18, 2013
Congress and most state legislatures are now on a three week long recess until Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  It is essential that we take time to invest in educating our policymakers about birth   » READ MORE

Thank you!

September 13, 2013
AB 1308 passes in the CA Senate and Assembly  with unanimous support     Good News:  AB 1308 has passed! This California legislation will recognize Licensed Midwives (LMs) as   » READ MORE

Act Now to Support California Midwives

September 6, 2013
AB 1308 will recognize Licensed Midwives as providers for licensed alternative birth centers   The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) supports AB 1308, a bill in the California   » READ MORE

August is the ideal time to connect with your legislators

August 2, 2013
Congress and most state legislatures are now on a month long recess until Labor Day. The dog days of August provide a great opportunity to invite them and/or their staff to visit your birth center   » READ MORE

Congressional Briefing Hails Cost Savings of Birth Centers

February 12, 2013
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard hosted a congressional briefing on a newly released study by the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) that shows women who receive care at   » READ MORE

AABC-ACNM Congressional Briefing on February 7, 2013

January 29, 2013
Help us spread the word! On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) is joining with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to host a congressional briefing   » READ MORE