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

A Health Care Consumer Gender Gap - Managed Care Magazine

“We have an incredibly dysfunctional, fragmented system that is not very responsive to consumers or family caregivers trying to navigate the system,” says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, a consumer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. “It’s incredibly challenging for women when you consider the lost time, financial cost, and emotional burden it places on them.” 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


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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