“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.
"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.
“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.
“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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
Recent data show that mothers themselves may already think what the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report suggests. The series of Listening to Mothers (LtM) studies, a nationally-representative survey of childbearing women, shows a shift in mothers’ attitudes towards normal physiologic birth.
Christine Bechtel, advisor to the National Partnership for Women & Families, made the case for patient control of their own data. "The fact is, as the patient, I am the only one present at all of my healthcare encounters – so I can potentially amass more data, more quickly and more comprehensively than any single healthcare entity can today because I know where it all is," she said.
"Access to paid leave within that company is so bifurcated between upper management and everyone else. And that's what we're seeing in the U.S. as well," Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, said.
When working with the National Partnership for Women & Families, the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University found families, businesses, and the public all benefit from paid parental leave. Generous leave led to “greater labor force attachment; increased wages for women, reduced spending in the form of employee replacement costs; and reduce public assistance, such as food stamps.”
Witnesses for Wednesday’s Senate HELP hearing on health information exchange have been announced. They include Cerner Chief Executive Neal Patterson; Christine Bechtel, advisor to the National Partnership for Women & Families; Tom Payne, board chair-elect of the American Medical Informatics Association; and Craig Richardville, chief information officer of the Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte.
(Statistics provided by Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families)
According to a recent report from the National Partnership for Women & Families, 33 states are currently enforcing at least one of four different types of “bad medicine” laws — unnecessary ultrasound requirements, biased counseling sessions, mandatory waiting periods, and regulations on the abortion pill — that aren’t grounded in any scientific evidence.
“We want to get as much information from tracers by July 4″ to show that there is demand, said one movement leader, Christine Bechtel, former vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, and still an advisor to that organization.
"And that’s why I announced today, during a speech at the National Partnership for Women and Families’ annual luncheon, that Care.com is proud to support these important pieces of legislation," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder, chairwoman and CEO of Care.com.
"Harnessing the power of technology to improve health and care doesn’t have to be complicated; you don’t need the latest Fitbit, Apple Watch or GoogleGlass for technology to make an impact on your life. Every day, patients and families around the country use digital health data in less flashy but effective ways to help them manage their health or care for a loved one," said Dena Mendelsohn, health policy analyst at Consumers Union, and Erin Mackay from the National Partnership for Women & Families.
"Companies that violate labor laws will face consequences," said Debra Ness, executive director of the National Partnership of Women and Families. "That, in turn, will help prevent millions of workers from being subject to harmful or unlawful treatment," Ness said. Her group has campaigned for the new rules, because they would especially help underpaid woman workers.
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