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Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to improve conditions for pregnant women and new parents by providing the services they need to have healthy pregnancies and provide their children with a good start in life.

Texas H.B. 1210: Combatting Bad Medicine Laws

H.B. 1210, referred to as the “You Can’t Force Doctors to Lie” Act and introduced by Representative Donna Howard (D-Austin), is based on the fundamental concept that politicians are not medical experts, and that patients and their health care providers – not politicians – should make health care decisions.

Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Summary of Key Provisions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving health care has long been a priority for women, reflecting their experiences as patients, mothers, and caregivers.

Health Information Technology: The Foundation for Health Reform

Health information technology (health IT) is a foundational component of a more patient-centered, effective and efficient health care system where women and their health care providers have access to the information they need anytime, anywhere.


In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families launched an exciting new social media advocacy tool that allows individual Twitter users to easily tweet directly at their members of Congress.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.

NPWF Summary of Physician Fee Schedule

NPWF Summary of Physician Fee Schedule

Comments on Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule (July 2015)

The National Partnership for Women & Families appreciates the opportunity to offer comments on the proposed rule on Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability.


National Partnership background webinar on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act


Iowans Need Paid Sick Days


Tennesseans Need Paid Sick Days


Mississippians Need Paid Sick Days


Seattle and Tacoma are Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


Louisianans Need Paid Sick Days


Floridians Need Paid Sick Days

Rhode Island

Rhode Islanders Need Paid Sick Days

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is Leading the Way Toward a National Paid Sick Days Standard


Missourians Need Paid Sick Days

North Carolina

North Carolinians Need Paid Sick Days


Minnesotans Need Paid Sick Days

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