Impact examined

Just over a year ago, the healthcare industry braced for impact as the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. As predicted, the proliferation of more restrictive abortion laws has introduced harrowing complexity and risk for providers and patients alike. Far-ranging impacts include reduced care access and growing inequities, new questions around the tradeoffs of data interoperability and privacy, practice limitations for current OB-GYNS, and a reduction in OB-GYN residency applicants. And just last week, it was reported that Planned Parenthood is conducting layoffs and restructuring.

Following the decision, innovators (Julie, Stix) moved quickly to address care gaps. And despite a rocky funding and regulatory landscape, firms are still looking to invest in women+ health. In recent months, we’ve seen sizable investments in the women+ health space (Thirty Madison, Kindbody, Pomelo Care, Intrinsic)—and plenty of opportunity remains for other startups providing creative avenues to care.


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Why Insurer’s Mental Health Coverage Falls Short
Chronic gaps in mental health persist despite mandated insurance coverage Modern Healthcare

More Than 1 Million People Are Dropped From Medicaid
States are moving quickly to halt healthcare coverage post-pandemic AP News

Getting Rid Of Bias In Clinical Calculators Isn’t As Simple As Taking Race Out Of The Equation
Clinicians and policymakers aim to update clinical algorithms that lean on race STAT

The AI-Powered Future Of Healthcare Is Right Now
CEOs weigh in on AI and its potential impact on health systems Becker’s Hospital Review

Recent Funding

  • Provider enablement and capacity management platform DexCare scores $75M
  • Caraway secures $16.8M to deliver women+ focused mental, physical, and reproductive care 
  • Outbound AI adds $16M for its conversational AI agents for revenue cycle management
  • DUOS collects $10M for its AI-enabled care navigation and support solution for aging adults
  • AvoMD banks $5M for its no-code toolkit to help providers build clinical workflow apps
  • Employer-focused nutritional health benefits solution bitewell raises $4M
  • Gradient Health snags $2.8M to expand its annotated medical imaging and pathology data set