In 2014, Tennessee enacted a law that threatens women with jail time if they give birth to babies who are shown to have been affected by the use of narcotics during pregnancy.
Megan is the mother of a child with a rare genetic syndrome. Here, she shares her story of overcoming many obstacles – from high fees to puzzling policies and procedures – to get copies of her daughter’s medical records so she can better coordinate her care.
23 years. During that time, you can raise and put a child through college. Transform HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease. Move the country from “don’t ask, don’t tell” to marriage equality for all.
We continue our Tracer Series this week by sharing common roadblocks Tracers have faced when they tried to get and use their health data.
This week, we’re kicking off our series of Tracer stories by sharing stories from two patients who requested their health data and reported back to us about their experiences.
2016. This is it: the year I get my cholesterol under control. It’s not an easy New Year’s resolution, but it’s one I’m confident I can keep track of, in part because I have 24/7 access to my health records.
Two years after the FAMILY Act was first introduced, paid leave is on the horizon in the United States.
Exactly one week ago, the D.C. City Council held its first hearing on the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, a proposal that would create a much-needed paid family and medical leave insurance program that would make paid leave accessible to virtually every worker in the District.
In an ideal world, abortion providers would lead lives just like any other medical professional. However, in the highly charged environment we live in, abortion providers’ lives are different.
Why do we, as a nation, make it so difficult for our children to thrive? How can we do better? These are the important questions asked in a powerful new film.
As the 2016 open enrollment period begins, it’s worth reflecting on how far we’ve come: Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, 17.6 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage.
Last month, pro-choice Ohioans and legislators gathered outside the Statehouse as we have done time and again. But this time something was different.
National Boss Day is a reminder that, for millions of Americans, having a family friendly workplace is like winning the lottery.
“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.
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.
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 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.
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