If anyone bothered to read the USA Today’s recent report, posted here on Countable, you’d know it wouldn’t require new technology or additional personnel. It will only require utilization of a couple of key best practices, most notably, 1) measuring blood loss, and 2) treating blood pressure irregularities within an hour. Much like treating stroke symptoms within 3 hrs has become a model practice and produced measurable life-saving outcomes, this too will produce better maternal outcomes. Although I strongly believe in deregulation, it is about getting rid of stupid rules that hinder development. Deregulation has never been about reducing rules to zero. It’s about being smart in enacting new rules. The successful outcomes from other countries, and in Utah and California maternal deaths were drastically reduced using these practices. I say vote, “yeah” on this bi-partisan legislation.