National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Policy

Imagine that every time you interact with the health care system, you leave feeling empowered and knowledgeable. You are able to get the care you need when you need it, without breaking the bank. You feel like your voice is heard and that you’re a part of a health care team that helps you get and stay healthy. You have the information you need to make decisions about your health and care, whether that is electronic access to your own health records or data showing how well a specific health care provider performs.

At the National Partnership for Women & Families, we are working to make that vision a reality by helping put patients and families front and center in every conversation about the future of our health care system.

That means increasing access to affordable health care for everyone by supporting the Affordable Care Act. It means reforming how we deliver care so patients and families are engaged as true partners in their health and care. It means leveraging 21st century technology to give patients, families and providers data that supports informed decision-making. And as a women’s advocacy organization, it means making sure our nation’s policies protect and further women’s access to high-quality, comprehensive reproductive health care throughout their lives. We invite you to learn more about our diverse health policy portfolio and join us in our efforts to America more healthy, fair and family friendly.

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In the News

Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman? - New York Times

“They will frame this as flexibility, but it’s about the federal government paying less or making it easier for states to cut back on services,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Read More

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The Bottom Drops Out

Sometimes life tests you in ways you never expected. The election that shocked the nation dealt a stunning blow to our efforts to make this country more fair, family friendly and healthy. Read More

Resources

Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and includes benefits that are critically important for pregnant women and new parents. Thanks to the ACA, most plans now ensure coverage for the health services expecting and new parents need. The law guarantees coverage for maternity services and provides support for eligible new parents once their child is born. Read More

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