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. For more than five years, the ACA has done exactly that. Before its passage, millions of people were uninsured with little hope of gaining coverage; now the uninsured rate is at an all-time low, with more than 16 million gaining coverage thanks to the law.
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.
As you know, at the National Partnership for Women & Families, we strongly believe health IT is a real game-changer for patients, helping them take charge of their health and become true partners in improving our health care system.
Even though 21 jurisdictions in the United States have or will soon have a paid sick days law in place, millions of workers throughout the country don’t have access to paid sick days. That’s the key finding of a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in collaboration with the National Partnership for Women & Families.
The move makes for an extraordinary moment in the effort to establish more fair and family friendly workplaces in this country.
After a years-long fight for paid sick days in Philadelphia, a law passed overwhelmingly by the City Council earlier this year takes effect today. Now, workers at businesses with 10 or more employees will earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked. But sadly, that’s not the end of the story.
At a time when women all across this country face discrimination in the workplace and need greater access to reproductive health care, it was encouraging to see what happened in Pennsylvania this week.
In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s all commit – or recommit – to ending the days when time is elusive for so many and workers too often have to choose between job and family.
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