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Sweet Victories: Lessons for 2012 - The Nation. (blog)

The Nation. (blog) Sweet Victories: Lessons for 2012 The Nation. (blog) The coalition relied on smart research and advice from the likes of the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the Economic ...

News Coverage | January 5, 2012

Pioneer ACOs: Moving Toward Needed Transformation In Health Care

Editor's note: See additional posts discussing Pioneer accountable care organizations by Steven Lieberman and Douglas Hastings. We have commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on this blog in the past for actions regarding ...

News Coverage | December 27, 2011

Op-Ed: Extension Of Wage Protections For Home Health Care Workers Is Overdue - Progress Illinois

Overdue Progress Illinois The following is a statement from Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, on the Obama ...

News Coverage | December 15, 2011

Obama Proposes Extending Minimum-Wage Rights to Home Health-Care Workers - Bloomberg

"At a time when we are rightfully focused on creating jobs, this rule will improve working conditions in a growing industry, attract more workers to it and better ...

News Coverage | December 15, 2011

Can Electronic Medical Records Improve Our Health Without Jeopardizing Our Privacy? - New Republic

Christine Bechtel, Vice President of the National Partnership for Women and Families, explained to me what patients frequently say in focus groups: “I just want my doctors to talk to each other … . I’m tired of showing up in the exam room and being handed that clipboard for the umpteenth time as if I’ve arrived from another planet … . Technology could help me!”

News Coverage | November 25, 2011

Obama's Pick to Head Medicare and Medicaid Resigns Post - New York Times

Boston.com Obama's Pick to Head Medicare and Medicaid Resigns Post New York Times Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families , an advocacy group, said that with Dr. Berwick's resignation, the government was losing ...

News Coverage | November 24, 2011

Is the Obama Administration 'At War' with Catholics? - TIME

Is the Obama Administration 'At War' with Catholics? TIME Choice groups like the National Partnership for Women & Families urged supporters to "tell [HHS] Secretary Sebelius to stand strong against anti-choice extremists" who support an exemption ...

News Coverage | November 18, 2011

Record 51% of moms get maternity leave - CNN Money

About a quarter of poverty spells in the U.S. - when income falls below what's needed for basic living expenses - begin with the birth of a child, according to a 2005 study from the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | November 15, 2011

Study links maternity leave, level of education - Columbus Dispatch

Study links maternity leave, level of education Columbus Dispatch "We know that there are economic imperatives for women to be working," said Vicki Shabo, with the National Partnership for Women and Families, a Washington, DC- based advocacy ...

News Coverage | November 10, 2011

Conservatives Respond To Cain Accusations By Dismissing Sexual Harassment As ... - Media Matters for America

Conservatives Respond To Cain Accusations By Dismissing Sexual Harassment As ... Media Matters for America From the National Partnership for Women & Families: Sexual harassment can have a devastating impact on victims' lives. Victims of sexual ...

News Coverage | November 3, 2011

Gender wage gap still a part of Alaska's workforce - NECN

Gender wage gap still a part of Alaska's workforce NECN The National Partnership for Women and Families recently did a study using 2009 US Census data and found the national average for women was 77 cents for men's dollars with that average being ...

News Coverage | November 3, 2011

Why Sick Leave Is Important For LGBT Families - ThinkProgress

This morning, the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families hosted a discussion with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy on the growing momentum for paid sick days laws.

News Coverage | October 25, 2011 |

OFCCP's Pay Data Collection Tool Proposal Draws More Than Two Thousand Comments - BNA

BNA The Leadership Conference, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and others also urged the agency to include in the tool an inquiry on whether a ...

News Coverage | October 25, 2011

New ACO deal boosts cash incentive, vows less oversight - ModernHealthcare.com

"In the end, we see this rule as a reasonable compromise," said the coalition's president, Debra Ness. Not everyone agreed. Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, an ...

News Coverage | October 24, 2011

House Passes HR 358, the "Let Women Die" Act of 2011 - RH Reality Check (blog)

RH Reality Check (blog) "Extremists prevailed today in the House of Representatives," said Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women and Families, "proving again ...

News Coverage | October 14, 2011

Women's groups, union attack Wal-Mart - Washington Post

Reuters Women's groups, union attack Wal-Mart Washington Post "Wal-Mart can be a place for opportunity and equity for women and set a standard for employers nationwide," said Judith L. Lichtman, senior adviser for the National Partnership for ...

News Coverage | October 6, 2011

Paid sick leave action in Seattle keeps issue hot in Denver - Examiner

Seattle’s decision to become the third major city in the nation to require paid sick leave and the act drew praise from several groups who are deeply involved in the push to make paid sick leaves mandatory for workers in Denver, including the National Partnership for Women and Families, who called the passage of the initiative “groundbreaking”.

News Coverage | September 19, 2011 |

Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package - Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package Kaiser Health News James Dunnigan; A. Mark Fendrick, who directs the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design; and Debra L. Ness, ...

News Coverage | September 16, 2011

Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package - Kaiser Health News

Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package Kaiser Health News Commentaries follow from Utah Rep. James Dunnigan; A. Mark Fendrick, who directs the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design; and ...

News Coverage | September 15, 2011

Getting Sick Doesn't Pay - Equal Voice

“A lot of momentum is building around the country,” said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “We know that people see it as a common sense issue.”

News Coverage | September 13, 2011 |

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