Progress in the nationwide effort to increase access to paid sick days continued at the federal and local levels last week. On Thursday, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Healthy Families Act and the Philadelphia City Council approved a hard-won paid sick days ordinance that Mayor Nutter promptly signed into law.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is doing more than making quality, comprehensive health insurance more affordable for millions of women and families.
Help women access the information they need to enroll in coverage that meets their needs and budget by walking them through a few key questions.
22 years ago this week, President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — the country's first and only federal law to address the dual demands of job and family.
All women deserve comprehensive birth control coverage and counseling.
In Washington state, January has been a good month for workers and advocates pushing for family friendly workplace policies. On Tuesday, the Tacoma City Council approved a paid sick days ordinance, making it the first city to do so in 2015, and the first jurisdiction to follow President Obama's recent call for action the issue. And just yesterday, a statewide proposal (HB 1356) that would guarantee at least one million workers the right to earn paid sick days passed out of the House Labor Committee.
It’s officially tax time — everyone’s favorite time of year. In addition to making sure you’ve got all your finances in order, there’s one new thing you need to remember this tax season: to report your health coverage on your tax return.
As a new year begins, we have a lot to celebrate in Colorado.
On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case King v. Burwell. The stakes could not be higher for women, for our health care system and for our country.
The funding bill Congress passed last weekend lifts the terribly unfair ban on coverage for abortion services for Peace Corps volunteers who survive rape or incest, or whose lives would be jeopardized by continuing a pregnancy.
Early elective delivery (EED), defined as a delivery before 39 weeks of gestation without medical necessity, places women and babies at risk for harm, offers no benefits to either, and increases costs for taxpayers and for women and their families.
The holiday season is a time for focusing on family and loved ones. And no legislation would do more to make this nation family friendly than the FAMILY Act.
As we become immersed in the sights and sounds of the holiday season, there is a largely invisible group of people struggling to balance their daily responsibilities with the added stress of the holidays – family caregivers.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) this week, a case that could help secure — or erode — pregnant workers' right to equal treatment.
In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November, the broad-based coalition of organizations pushing for the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act are rallying online...
It’s November, a month many associate with Thanksgiving and celebrating the things we're grateful for. But November is also National Family Caregivers Month.
Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace begins today and runs until February 15, 2015.
On November 4th, voters in North Dakota made history when they made it the third state in the nation to decisively reject a "personhood" amendment and, with it, the extreme agenda of the personhood movement.
Voters from coast to coast turned out on November 4 to show their support for paid sick days. Thanks to voters approving ballot measures in Massachusetts, Oakland, Calif., and two cities in New Jersey – Montclair and Trenton – these jurisdictions can now be added to the list of places that will guarantee workers the basic right to earn paid sick days.
Over the last four decades, we’ve watched anti-choice advocates shift focus from criminalizing abortion to an incremental strategy of passing medically unnecessary regulations designed to force abortion clinics to close down.
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