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The extraordinary danger of being pregnant and uninsured in Texas

Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.

By Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Julia Belluz, Vox
Sitting next to a pile of medical bills, Tiffany Revilla tries to calm her daughter Adillie, 1, while holding her newborn, Cheyenne, at her home in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
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Krystol Allen ties her daughter Alexis' shoes while picking her up from daycare in Houston, Texas, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

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Tiffany Revilla holds her newborn daughter, Cheyenne, at her home in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019

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