The most insidious way American politicians attempt to influence the behavior of private citizens is by quietly passing laws that legislate doctor-patient communications, going so far as to force doctors to lie to patients.
“Do no harm.” Health care providers take this oath. It underpins clinical decision-making and the essential relationship built on trust between providers and patients.
Imagine a public policy that pushes women who are living paycheck to paycheck deeper into poverty… that exacerbates the health disparities that plague our nation…
New state and local paid leave grants and a unique coalition of companies committed to advancing paid leave are helping pave the way for the national program the country needs.
This morning, the president will issue an executive order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to allow all employees who work on their federal contracts to earn paid sick time. When it takes effect in 2017, an estimated 300,000 more workers will earn paid sick time.
This morning in Boston, President Obama will announce much-needed actions that will make our nation more family friendly.
In June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update the managed care regulatory structure for both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program – marking the first time managed care rules will be substantially revised in more than a decade.
This Women's Equality Day, in light of all the recent attention to paid leave, let's remind Congress that the fight for equal rights for women is far from over.
The U.S. Department of Labor's proposal to update the country's overtime rules is about our future, and we all have a tremendous amount at stake.
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.
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