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Q&A with Mark Savage: Why consumers say MU should not be delayed - Healthcare IT News

Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs with the National Partnership, takes the consumer's standpoint in EHR adoption and use — meaning he is a supporter of strengthening, rather than delaying, the meaningful use program.

News Coverage | June 3, 2013

Employers Get Leeway on Health Incentives - New York Times

Judith L. Lichtman, a senior adviser at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said that penalties in wellness programs could have “an unjustified disparate impact” in violation of civil rights laws.

News Coverage | May 29, 2013

Can Facebook and Reddit Fix America's Maternity Leave Problem? - Mother Jones

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), only 11 percent of US workers have access to paid parental leave, leaving the rest to rely on some combination of vacation days, sick and disability leave, and employer sympathy.

News Coverage | May 28, 2013

Don’t delay Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, say consumer groups - EHR Intelligence

Changing or delaying Stage 3 of meaningful use would only harm patients, says the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and the Campaign for Better Care (CBC) in response to a recent white paper released by a group of six Republican senators questioning the trajectory of the HITECH Act and the EHR Incentive Program.

News Coverage | May 20, 2013

The GOP's sham support for working families - Politico

A post-election survey for National Partnership for Women & Families found that 96 percent of self-described Democrats, 87 percent of Independents, and 73 percent of Republicans believe it is important for Congress to consider new laws including paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance.

News Coverage | May 13, 2013 | Work and Family

Why dads pass on paid paternity leave - Wall Street Journal's "Marketwatch"

Only 50% of first-time mothers get any paid leave at all after their child is born, "and that paid leave comes from cobbling together vacation, sick, disability, personal and any designated maternity leave," says Judith Lichtman, senior adviser for the organization.

News Coverage | May 12, 2013

Republicans defy White House veto threat, pass workplace law - Reuters

Critics - including...the National Partnership for Women and Families - complain that despite Republican claims to the contrary the measure lacks adequate enforcement.

News Coverage | May 8, 2013

New York City Council approves paid sick time act, Bloomberg vows veto - CNN

In 2006, San Francisco became the first city to required companies to provide paid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | May 8, 2013 | Work and Family

Is the Working Families Flexibility Act really family friendly? - Washington Post

Judith L. Lichtman, the organization’s senior advisor, testified against the bill before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, saying, “it would leave workers with neither pay nor time” and “magnifies the power imbalance between employer and employee.”

News Coverage | May 6, 2013

PTO v. overtime: House to vote on GOP proposal this week - CBS News

Judith Lichtman, senior adviser to the National Partnership for Women and Families, argued the public sector's option was created in 1985 to save federal, state and local governments money, not to offer workers more flexibility. Most private-sector workers, she added, lack the union and civil service protections that give government employees leverage in the arrangement.

News Coverage | May 6, 2013

Consumer Coalitions Comment on Federal Data Exchange Efforts - iHealthBeat

The Campaign for Better Care and the Consumer Partnership for eHealth have submitted joint comments responding to a request for information on how the federal government could advance interoperability and health data exchange efforts...

News Coverage | May 3, 2013

Yahoo’s Leave Policy Outshines Most of U.S. If Not Google - Bloomberg Businessweek

By broader U.S. standards, though, Yahoo is in an elite group, said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington. Only 11 percent of private-sector workers have access to paid family leave, she said.

News Coverage | May 1, 2013

The Face of Pregnancy Discrimination - RH Reality Check

"We are particularly concerned about the impact for low-wage workers, those who may be more vulnerable in the workplace and may be less aware of their rights or less likely to exercise their rights," said Crawford.

News Coverage | May 1, 2013

GOP Uses 'Mommy Blogs' For New Ad Campaign - Huffington Post

"We think it is a completely disingenuous proposal that will strip people of both the money and the flexibility of time off they need," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the National Partnership.

News Coverage | April 30, 2013

Bid To Cover Abortion After Rape For Peace Corps Volunteers - Kaiser Health News

"I think this should be a no-brainer. There’s no rational reason to deny women in the Peace Corps coverage," said Andrea Friedman, a reproductive health director at the National Partnership for Women and Families, an advocacy group.

News Coverage | April 25, 2013

Is the Working Families Flexibility Act really flexible? - Chicago Tribune

"It should be called the Employer Flexibility Act, because at every turn here, the employer gets to decide," said Judith Lichtman, senior adviser for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 22, 2013

Overtime pay vs. comp time: Will House bill benefit workers or their bosses? - MSNBC

'This legislation is based on smoke and mirrors," said National Partnership for Women and Families senior adviser Judith Lichtman in her testimony before the committee.

News Coverage | April 11, 2013

Should paid sick leave be mandated for all employees? - Washington Post

New York was seen as a “tipping point,” says Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which has been leading campaigns supporting their passage.

News Coverage | April 11, 2013

Congress needs to fix wage gap - Politico

This week, we recognize yet another Equal Pay Day — the day that marks how far into the new year women have to work to catch up with men’s wages from the previous year.

News Coverage | April 11, 2013

Group Is at the Forefront of Paid-Sick-Leave Effort - Roll Call

"We are the hub of both coordination and activity on this," said Vicki Shabo, the group’s director of work and family programs. "We help to connect grass-roots and national organizations."

News Coverage | April 10, 2013

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