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Supreme Court voids part of medical leave act - Los Angeles Times

The National Partnership for Women and Families condemned the high court's decision as "appalling and dangerous." It "effectively puts state workers and their families at risk when workers become pregnant or illness strikes," said Debra Ness, the group's president.

News Coverage | March 21, 2012

Amid controversy, health care law changes are under way - msnbc.com

Amid controversy, health care law changes are under way msnbc.com Although Medicare beneficiaries may not realize that their health-care provider is participating in the program, they may start to notice changes in their care this year, says Debra ...

News Coverage | March 16, 2012

Shining Shoes Best Way Wall Street Women Outearn Men - Bloomberg

Bloomberg Shining Shoes Best Way Wall Street Women Outearn Men Bloomberg The wage gap among all job categories has been narrowing by one-half of a cent every year since 1963, according to a study released last April by the National Partnership for ...

News Coverage | March 16, 2012

Enforcing Pregnancy Bias Law of 1978? Long Overdue - Women's eNews

Women's eNews Enforcing Pregnancy Bias Law of 1978? Long Overdue Women's eNews ... senior adviser at the National Partnership for Women and Familiesin Washington, DC "Many employers continue to defy their legal obligations with impunity, leaving ...

News Coverage | March 7, 2012

Stakeholders React to Proposed Rule on Meaningful Use Stage 2 - iHealthBeat

Christine Bechtel -- vice president for the National Partnership for Women & Families and a Health IT Policy Committee member -- said in a statement that the proposed rule ...

News Coverage | February 24, 2012

White House loosens contraception coverage mandate - American Medical News

White House loosens contraception coverage mandate American Medical News Groups that advocate for contraception access, such as the National Partnership for Women & Families, supported the decision. "We commend President Obama for standing with ...

News Coverage | February 20, 2012

Pregnancy bias is alive and well in America - msnbc.com

HULIQ Pregnancy bias is alive and well in America msnbc.com Judy Lichtman, senior advisor to the National Partnership for Women and Families, who spoke at the hearing, said it was all about long-standing stereotypes, and not just regarding ...

News Coverage | February 15, 2012

Obama Weighed Religious Politics in Contraceptives Decision - BusinessWeek

USA TODAY Obama Weighed Religious Politics in Contraceptives Decision BusinessWeek Judith L. Lichtman, a senior adviser with the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, among the groups that favored minimizing religious ...

News Coverage | February 8, 2012

The Wage Gap Between Moms, Other Working Women - NPR

The Wage Gap Between Moms, Other Working Women NPR And a recent study out of Rutgers, which was commissioned by the National Partnership for Women and Families, shows that paid family leave increases wages for women and increases their attachment ...

News Coverage | February 7, 2012

Women say Abilene firms are supportive during, after pregnancies - ReporterNews.com

Women say Abilene firms are supportive during, after pregnancies ReporterNews.com By Jaime Adame According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, before the law was enacted, employers would sometimes fire women workers who became ...

News Coverage | January 30, 2012

Germ warfare at work - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Germ warfare at work Chicago Tribune To put that in slightly more stomach-turning terms, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, paid sick leave is unavailable to nearly 80 percent of food service and hotel ...

News Coverage | January 22, 2012

Rutgers Study: Paid Family Leave Leads to Positive Economic Outcomes for ... - News from Rutgers

News from Rutgers The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, based in ...

News Coverage | January 17, 2012

Maryland man's lawsuit over sick leave is being considered by the US Supreme Court - Associated Press/Washington Post

The National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit that supports Coleman, says the outcome of the case could affect more than five million employees who work for state governments nationwide.

News Coverage | January 11, 2012 |

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

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