National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library

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Note: Documents in the library are organized by issue area — and PDFs require Adobe Reader (free download/upgrade available).

 

 

An Unlevel Playing Field: America’s Gender-Based Wage Gap, Binds of Discrimination, And A Path Forward

ISSUE BRIEF | A report that finds that America’s gender-based wage gap is pervasive and has a disproportionate impact on the country’s mothers, especially single mothers and mothers of color.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Preparing for Tax Time

To ensure that health plans in the marketplace remain affordable and accessible, the ACA offers financial assistance in the form of premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions to individuals purchasing coverage. The law also requires most individuals – with some exceptions – to enroll in minimum essential coverage (MEC) or pay a tax penalty.


CPeH Comments on Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) Comments on the draft Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The Affordable Care Act: Five Years of Progress

The fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation – is March 23, 2015. Five years after the law was enacted, the ACA has already helped millions of women and families and it is poised to help millions more.


Young v. UPS Decision Talking Points for Congress

Password-protected document that includes talking points for Congress on the possible outcomes of Young v. UPS.


Young v. UPS Decision Webinar Presentation for Congress

Password-protected webinar presentation for Congress on the possible outcomes of Young v. UPS.


Action Alert For Use Prior to FAMILY Act Reintroduction

Sample alert for coalition use on FAMILY Act Reintroduction


Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act)

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program: the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Good for Business

FACT SHEET | Leading business owners and managers recognize that every worker will at some point need time off to attend to health or family issues.


Understanding Worker Leave Policies: An Overview

A summary of three types of public leave policies that address the health and caregiving needs of today's working families - unpaid FMLA leave, paid family and medical leave, and paid sick and safe days.


El argumento para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica (El FAMILY Act)

HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica.


The Case for a National Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Overview

FACT SHEET | An overview of how paid family and medical leave laws work, where they exist in the United States, and why a national standard is important.


Children Benefit When Parents Have Paid Leave

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet summarizing the data and reasons policies like paid leave are important for children and their parents.


Quality Family Planning Services in the United States

The average woman who wants two children spends three decades – more than three-quarters of her reproductive life – trying to avoid pregnancy.1 It’s no wonder that more than 99 percent of women have used contraception at some point in their lives.


Delivering High-Quality, High-Value Care to Childbearing Women and Babies: Policymakers Can Make a Difference

Policymakers can help promote safe, healthy childbirth experiences for women and babies in the United States with wiser use of resources.


Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report

A key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to create an insurance market in which consumers would have the ability to compare coverage options across standardized criteria and identify the plan that best meets their families’ health care needs.


The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.


Existing Temporary Disability Insurance Programs

Five states and Puerto Rico provide partial wage replacement for workers who are unable to work due to non-work related injuries or illnesses, including pregnancy.


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