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Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws - Associated Press/ABC 33/40

"The fact that the largest state in the country, the most populous state in the country has enacted a paid sick leave law will show, I'm sure, that this policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy," said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Work and Family

A Budget That Would Undermine and Reverse Progress on Health Care | Commentary - Roll Call

"Anyone who looked closely at the fiscal 2016 Labor-HHS-Education budget that sailed through the House Appropriations Committee recently was in for a jolt. It may be impossible to overstate the many ways this legislation would take the country backward, said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

Get My Health Data Campaign Launches - Healthcare IT News

"With the Get My Health Data Campaign, we are creating a concerted push from consumers that will liberate digital health information so it gets into the hands of patients and family caregivers, allowing them to more fully engage in their health and care," said Christine Bechtel in a news statement.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Which new laws take effect July 1 in California? - Associated Press/KRCA

"This policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy," said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which promotes such policies.

News Coverage | July 1, 2015 | Work and Family

MEANINGFUL USE: Patient Engagement Seen Suffering if Proposed MU Rule Finalized - Health Data Management

News Coverage | July 1, 2015 | Health Care

Could new rule mean overtime for more salaried workers? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said the change would help many including “women who cannot put food on the table, mothers who cannot buy shoes for their children and grandmothers who cannot buy gas for their cars even though they work long hours.”

News Coverage | July 1, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Millions Of California Workers Could Benefit From New Sick Pay Law - Associated Press/CBS SF Bay Area

“This policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy,” said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which promotes such policies.

News Coverage | June 30, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

California paid sick leave act goes into effect July 1 - KXTV-TV/USA Today

It's unclear whether other states require certain employers to provide unpaid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 30, 2015 | Work and Family

How to Take Charge of Your Medical Records - Wall Street Journal

News Coverage | June 29, 2015 | Health Care

Do Meaningful Use Requirements Need the 5% Objective Back? - EHR Intelligence

“CPeH, C-P Alliance, and the undersigned organizations and individuals are dismayed that CMS intends no longer to require that five percent of patients view, download or transmit their health information or send a secure message to their providers,” the letter from the Consumer Partnership for eHealth states.

News Coverage | June 29, 2015 | Health Care

If You’re Planning on Having a Baby, Check Your Health Insurance - Washington Post

“The payments that are made are highly concentrated in that little window,” said Carol Sakala, director of the Childbirth Connection, one of the organizations that commissioned the study. Childbirth Connection is a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families, an advocacy group.

News Coverage | June 29, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

Constitution Check: Is the Fight Over Obamacare Over, in the Courts and Elsewhere? - National Constitution Center/Yahoo! News

“We hope this decisive 6-3 ruling finally puts an end to politically motivated, grossly irresponsible attacks on the Affordable Care Act….We urge every member of Congress, every lawmaker and every politician to search their consciences and finally end the attempts to defund or derail the ACA,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | June 26, 2015 | Health Care

Why One CEO Hid Her Pregnancy — and What It Means for All Women - Yahoo! Parenting

“If you look at median wages for full-time earners, it’s higher for fathers than it is for mothers,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C., tells Yahoo Parenting.

News Coverage | June 25, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

After Ruling Obama Says ACA 'Here to Stay' - Women’s eNews

"Women are 54 percent of those purchasing coverage through the federal marketplace and would have been hurt the most by an adverse ruling ... Roughly 76 million people are benefiting from access to covered preventive care, including contraceptive services," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 25, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Supreme Court Saves Obamacare, Rules Subsidies are Legal on Federal Exchanges - The Business Journals

“We hope this decisive 6-3 ruling finally puts an end to politically motivated, grossly irresponsible attacks on the Affordable Care Act,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | June 25, 2015 | Health Care

The Wrong Way - Huffington Post

"This week, extremists in the House of Representatives seem to be firmly in charge as their fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) funding bill advances quickly," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 25, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity, Health Information Technology (IT)

Defending Meaningful Use Requirements for Patient Engagement - EHR Intelligence

Mark Savage, Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs at National Partnership for Women & Families, spoke with EHRIntelligence.com about his organization's disappointment with the proposed meaningful use modifications as well as the near- and long-term disadvantages of limiting patient access to health information.

News Coverage | June 24, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

5 Key Facts About Montgomery County’s New Paid Sick Leave Law - Bethesda Magazine

The Montgomery County law is the country’s twenty-third paid sick days law, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, a group of advocates for paid sick days.

News Coverage | June 23, 2015 | Work and Family

3 Ways to Improve Consumer Experience on Health Insurance Exchanges - FierceHealthPayer

That's the upshot of a new survey from the National Partnership for Women & Families, which interviewed consumer assistance experts and insurance navigators from California, Colorado, Florida and Illinois

News Coverage | June 23, 2015 | Health Care

A Father's Day Reminder and Challenge to Dads in Congress - Huffington Post

"Those of us who are lucky enough to have paid family leave through our employers -- which is just 13 percent of U.S. workers -- have the security that comes with knowing we can stay home when a baby is born or a loved one needs care without our income plummeting or our jobs disappearing," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 20, 2015 | Work and Family

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