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Stacey Dash Bashes Patricia Arquette - Access Hollywood/Yahoo! News

Of note, a recent study by the National Partnership for Women and Families found that women in the U.S. are paid roughly 78 cents to every dollar paid to men for the same duties.

News Coverage | February 23, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Fox News’ Stacey Dash ‘Appalled’ by Patricia Arquette’s Pay-Equity Oscar Speech - MSN's "The Wrap"

Insert "Clueless" pun here, because a recent study published by the National Partnership for Women and Families found women in the United States are paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly wage gap of $10,876 between full-time working men and women.

News Coverage | February 23, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Washington Update: Paid sick leave gets presidential push - Safety+Health Magazine

However, the Washington-based National Partnership for Women & Families, a strong proponent for paid sick leave, cited a study that found paying a worker to stay home when sick saves employers twice as much money than paying for them to work when sick.

News Coverage | February 21, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Consumers would benefit from transparency tools on exchange websites - Managed Healthcare Executive

“To make informed decisions about their health coverage and care, consumers need access to transparent information on both the price and quality of available services, providers, and facilities,” says Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, director of health policy or the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | February 18, 2015 | Health Care

Hormones & Healthy Birth: Avoid Interventions that Are Not Medically Necessary - Giving Birth With Confidence

The Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families, offers several guidelines when it comes to avoiding interventions (when not needed for medical reasons), as this is one of the most potent sources of harm when it comes to interrupting the hormonal process.

News Coverage | February 18, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Senators propose development of maternal care quality measures - Pediatric News

Our country’s infant and maternal mortality rates are too high, and our performance on prematurity, low-birth-weight babies, cesareans, early elective deliveries, and exclusive breastfeeding lags behind that of many other nations,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “We simply must improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies – and this legislation can do that.”

News Coverage | February 13, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Advocates Say the Time Is Now for National Paid Sick Leave Legislation - RH Reality Check

While the press conference was happening, Philadelphia became the 17th U.S. city to pass a local law mandating paid sick days. Three states—Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts—mandate paid sick leave as well. The bulk of these advances at the city and state level have come just in the last two years, the fruits of a decade-long grassroots campaign. “What a difference a few years makes,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | February 13, 2015 | Work and Family

DeLauro, Murray reintroduce legislation on paid sick days - Safety+Health Magazine

Employees without paid sick days are more likely to go to work while ill, potentially spreading infectious diseases to co-workers, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, a proponent of sick-day legislation.

News Coverage | February 13, 2015 | Work and Family

Marketplaces Can Improve on Aiding Informed Decision Making - AJMC

“We found many promising practices that enhance transparency in the marketplace and support informed decision-making by consumers,” said Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, director of health policy at the National Partnership. “Anonymous browsing has become standard practice. Marketplace websites are starting to allow consumers to tailor their searches to align with their circumstances and preferences.”

News Coverage | February 12, 2015 | Health Care

Nutter to sign city’s first earned sick leave bill - Metro

“This is a good day for Philadelphians and for the effort to ensure that all workers in this country have this basic right,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families said in a statement.

News Coverage | February 12, 2015 | Work and Family

Philadelphia joins paid-leave push - The Hill

“The momentum for paid sick days is undeniable,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a news release.

News Coverage | February 12, 2015 | Work and Family

Report: Marketplaces can do more to improve transparency - FierceHealthPayer

A recent report from the National Partnership for Women & Families found that nearly all marketplace websites include a "window-shopping" feature that lets consumers see plan options through an anonymous browsing function. Before this feature was installed across the sites, consumers were unable to determine costs such as deductibles.

News Coverage | February 11, 2015 | Health Care

Co-ops lobby for easier financing - Too many unnecessary angioplasties? - GAO says Medicaid’s picking up insurers’ bills - Politico Pulse

HealthCare.gov and 14 state-run exchanges could do more to help patients make informed choices about their insurance plans, according to a new analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | February 11, 2015 | Health Care

Access to Paid Sick Leave Is Vital for Those Seeking Reproductive Health Care - RH Reality Check

According to a National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) survey of U.S. women who gave birth between July 2011 and 2012, 9 percent of pregnant women who requested schedule changes or time off while pregnant (for reasons relating to their pregnancy, such as prenatal appointments) said their requests were denied.

News Coverage | February 11, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity, Work and Family

Hormones & Healthy Birth: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support - Giving Birth With Confidence

Marching forward with our Hormones and Healthy Birth series, today we look at "Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support" and how it relates to the findings in the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection, a a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | February 11, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

You Shouldn't Have to Be Lucky to Get Paid Sick Days | Commentary - Roll Call

The National Partnership for Women and Families reports that almost 30 percent of adults serve as unpaid family caregivers annually. When a family caregiver has a paid job, their caregiving duties will necessitate taking some time off. We want caring and healthier families. A national paid sick days requirement is an overdue policy to strengthen and support American families.

News Coverage | February 10, 2015 | Work and Family

Proposal to guarantee paid sick days could move forward in Philadelphia, but not elsewhere in Pa. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Generally, the laws require employees to earn an hour of paid sick time for a certain number of hours worked," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | February 5, 2015 | Work and Family

Will Paid Leave Laws Gain Traction Through the 2016 Budget? - Bloomberg BNA's "HR and Payroll Blog"

Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA Jan. 23 that the organization opposes the bill because it offers workers a “false choice” between pay and leave time. “Workers need the wages to support their families and they need the time to care for themselves and their loved ones,” she said.

News Coverage | February 4, 2015 | Work and Family

ONC's plan to achieve basic interoperability by 2017 - The Advisory Board Company's "The Daily Briefing"

National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra Ness in a statement said the draft is a "very welcome, very promising and very smart next step" toward achieving interoperability.

News Coverage | February 2, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

ONC Unveils Plan To Realize Basic Interoperability by 2017 - iHealthBeat

National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra Ness in a statement said the draft is a "very welcome, very promising and very smart next step" toward achieving interoperability.

News Coverage | January 30, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

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