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Hands holding the pregnant belly of an African-American woman.
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A new report shows that in Florida - one of 14 states that did not expand Medicaid - the uninsured rate for women of childbearing age is more than twice as high as the average for Medicaid expansion states.

This means a higher rate of maternal deaths and infant mortality.

Volusia and Flagler counties are trying to combat high fetal and infant mortality rates.

Inside Crystal Hopkins' Tampa home, she gestures to the large, white curio cabinet that dominates her family's dining room.

She pulls open the double doors and plucks a metallic pink canister off the glass shelf.