For a country that claims to value families, the United States does little to show it when it comes to the workplace.
Mother’s Day is this weekend. And at the National Partnership, we have joined with our allies, members of Congress and activists across the country to take a week-long look at what mothers truly need this year – beyond messages of gratitude.
As Mother’s Day approaches, we renew our commitment to improving the quality of maternity care so women can enjoy safe, satisfying pregnancies and births, and babies can have a healthy start in life. We ask you to join us.
In good news for patients and families, the federal government recently took two important steps to increase transparency. These actions exemplify a changing health care culture that recognizes the need for openness.
At the National Partnership, we couldn’t be more inspired to make history on the issues of paramount importance to women and their families.
Budgets reflect priorities. Last week, House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the House Republican budget. If adopted, it would take health insurance away from millions of Americans, turn Medicaid into a block grant, and put seniors’ access to comprehensive Medicare coverage in jeopardy.
There is a reason many of us bristle at the thought of what the nation's workplaces were like for women during the Mad Men era: the almost universal recognition that it was a time when sexism was rampant, when women were routinely devalued, disrespected and blatantly discriminated against.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases brought by for-profit corporations challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control benefit, which requires that health plans include coverage for contraception – a basic health service that 99 percent of women use at some point in their lives.
The quality of maternity care in our country needs improvement. While transforming the maternity care system will take time, there is progress to report.
The ACA has already begun improving the lives of women and families across the country, but we still have work to do.
Access to contraception long seemed settled and remote from the culture wars.
Por décadas, el costo ha sido el mayor obstáculo que ha impedido que millones de personas en los Estados Unidos obtengan acceso al seguro médico.
For decades, cost has been a major barrier that prevented tens of millions of Americans from accessing health insurance.
We’ve long been aware of the disparities in access to paid sick days in this country. This week, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new analysis that provides a clear and up-to-date picture of just how stark the differences are — across ethnicity, occupation, wages and hours worked. The findings confirm that a national paid sick days standard is badly needed.
With demand on the rise for measures that will make our country more healthy, fair and family friendly, the National Partnership convened a special congressional briefing to discuss the policies women and families want this year.
On February 4, dozens of allies met on the steps of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) in Baton Rouge to do something that we rarely get to do on the harsh battlefield of reproductive justice work in Louisiana – celebrate a victory.
Shopping for insurance through your state marketplace? These four questions will help you pick a plan.
Being a working parent is hard. Just last week, my son was in tears as I left at dawn for an overnight trip.
While the ACA is, indeed, a health policy, it’s also a policy that offers badly needed support to working families.
One year ago, we recognized the historic 20th anniversary of the FMLA and called on lawmakers to prioritize family friendly workplace policies. Today, on the law’s 21st anniversary, we can point to considerable progress.
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