Here are a few possible reasons that you wouldn't want the government in control of. Much of this is just the way our culture has changed over the years.
The reasons for higher maternal mortality in the U.S. are manifold. New mothers are older than they used to be, with more complex medical histories. Half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned, so many women don’t address chronic health issues beforehand. Greater prevalence of C-sections leads to more life-threatening complications.
BTW: that information came out of the same article. You should try reading the whole thing as opposed to the headline. Just saying.
Interesting. First, consider it's NOR reporting this - it's likely not accurate or missing important additional information - NPR is suspect and so are their reports. To bad too, cuz it sounds important.
Reading the article sounds like doctors are overwhelmed with bureaucratic BS to satisfy government and as a result, care of mothers is suffering.
Maybe, we could connect the dots and realize that government involved with healthcare is a bad idea.
Perhaps women in the States should consider making the trek to Canada when giving birth.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Prior to the introduction of organized vaccination programs, 'crib death' was so rare that it was not mentioned in infant mortality statistics.
The medical business is totally infested with government, so it is impossible that the solution to any problem is more government. It is already to the point that doctors don't go to doctors. Knowing what they know, they choose to die with dignity.