BGBB successfully advocates for House Bill 5013

Black Girls Break Bread co-founder Jessica Davenport-Williams spoke with WCIA 3 News upon the successful passage of House Bill 5013. HB 5013 serves to expand access to maternal healthcare services for pregnant Medicaid members in Illinois.

Effective January 1, 2023 this act protects a pregnant patient’s freedom of choice to receive pregnancy-related health care from any qualified provider—regardless of whether the provider has an active contract with her specific Medicaid health plan.

Through advocating for legislation like HB 5013, BGBB continues to work toward building an equitable landscape for Black birthing persons across the state.

Learn how BGBB is advocating for maternal health