National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Policy

The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It’s the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and the National Partnership fought hard for its passage.

Health reform is a victory for every woman who has been unable to afford health coverage. It is a victory for every woman who has been overcharged because of her gender or denied coverage because of age or health status. It is a victory for every woman who has struggled to get the prenatal, maternity and preventive care she needs. And it is a victory for patients and caregivers who struggle to navigate a fragmented, uncoordinated system.

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Much more work lies ahead. That’s why we are working every day to ensure this historic law is implemented effectively. And we won’t stop until our health care system finally delivers the quality, coordinated, patient- and family-centered, comprehensive health care that women and families deserve.

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In the News

Publication of Hospital Star Ratings by CMS is a ‘Huge Step Forward,’ Consumer Leader Says

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families Read More

Blog Post

Hospital Compare: A Tool Consumers Need Now

Every day, consumers make choices about which hospitals they or their families will use – and too often, they make those decisions without enough information to guide them. Read More

Resources

National Partnership Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule (June 2016)

The National Partnership for Women & Families submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. Read More

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