Policy-Related Activities of the Washington State Access to Maternity Care Committee (AMCC)


The AMCC is an ad hoc group composed primarily of private obstetrical providers and representatives of state government responsible for the delivery of health care to women and children. The major objective of AMCC is to improve access to obstetrical care for socially vulnerable women. The committee successfully served as a forum in which to resolve administrative problems arising between private obstetrical providers and the state’s Medicaid program and was influential in persuading the state legislature to increase Medicaid eligibility, raise provider reimbursements, and improve social services to pregnant women.