Want Medicaid to cost less? Help first-time mothers in poverty

Investing in home-visit programs provides crucial support to low income, first time mothers and reduces overall government healthcare costs. The Nurse-Family Partnership, in coordination with the US Department of Health and Human Services, provides mothers with support from the time of pregnancy and continuing on for two years after birth. Nurses focus not only the health of the child, but also help parents build healthy habits. The benefits extend beyond childhood health, to areas such as reduction in crime.

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