Throughout our health policy work and in our role co-leading the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance (C-P Alliance), the National Partnership advocates for higher quality, more affordable, patient- and family-centered health care.
Back-to-school season – a time when attention to what’s best for kids and schools is high – is a good time to raise awareness of the impact that a lack of paid sick days can have on children, schools and entire communities. This new fact sheet and back-to-school toolkit should help.
We have seen undeniable paid sick days progress at the state and local levels in recent years, but working people in 41 states still have neither statewide protections nor any local protections. Fact sheets released by the National Partnership for Women & Families last week explore the impact of this lack of paid sick days across the country.
If there was ever a moment that illustrated how public policy can transform people’s lives, it may have come 50 years ago today when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law.
Our new series of fact sheets put into stark relief just how much access to paid sick days in this country still depends on where you live and the job you hold.
My heart dropped when I heard the news on July 13th, 2013.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell offered a strong reminder of the primary goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): to improve access to affordable health coverage and care.
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in four same-sex marriage cases today, marriage equality is now the law of the land in all 50 states.
Extremists in the House of Representatives seem to be firmly in charge as their fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) funding bill advances quickly.
The third open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplaces is fast-approaching — it begins November 1, 2015 — and now is the opportunity for policymakers and marketplace administrators to harness lessons learned from the previous enrollment periods to improve the plan comparison and selection process this fall.
Once you're done showing your love and appreciation for the fathers in your life, take a minute to ask the dads who represent you in Congress to co-sponsor the FAMILY Act.
On June 5th, with the stroke of a pen, Governor Pat McCrory restricted the rights of North Carolina women by signing a bill imposing a 72-hour mandatory delay on abortions.
Last Friday, June 12 , nearly half of all private sector workers in Oregon woke up hoping that a case of the flu, strep throat or some other common and contagious illness wouldn’t force them to choose between staying home to recover or care for a sick child and the jobs and wages they need to put food on the table.
Navigating the workplace — not to mention workplace politics — can be a challenge for pregnant employees.
The National Partnership held its annual gala on June 4, and the speakers, the crowd, the program and the event were extraordinary.
On Sunday, I’m getting married. As I prepare for this milestone and draft my vows, I’m thinking about our life together and the family we might someday create.
Did you know that you may already be able to access your digital health records from home? Harnessing the power of technology to improve health and care doesn’t have to be complicated; you don’t need the latest Fitbit, Apple Watch or GoogleGlass for technology to make an impact on your life.
By now, most reproductive rights, health and justice activists have heard of Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman sentenced to decades behind bars after what she maintains was a miscarriage.
Earlier this spring, a bipartisan majority of U.S. senators voted in favor of a nonbinding paid sick days budget amendment. For paid sick days advocates, this promising development was a unique opportunity for action and accountability. Today, the work to turn that symbolic vote into meaningful support continues.
To further expand accountable care across the health care system, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.
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