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The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly urges you to oppose any amendments to the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill filed by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) intended to render health clinics that provide abortion care with non-federal dollars, under almost all circumstances, ineligible for funding through the bill.
This guidebook is third in a series explaining the law to pregnant and parenting adolescents, their parents, and the professionals who work with them.
We are writing to urge you to oppose any effort to bring S. 2061, the misnamed “Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Access to Care Act,” to the Senate floor. By singling out pregnant women and their babies, S. 2061 is the most troubling attempt yet to place limits on the legal rights of individuals who have been harmed by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
The undersigned organizations are writing to strongly object to the “Provider Conscience” regulation proposed on August 26, 2008 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The proposed regulation is unnecessary, threatens to significantly undermine patients’ access to critical health care services and information, and could negatively impact scientific research.
The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly supports allowing research using Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), commonly known as therapeutic cloning. The purpose of this technology is to develop treatments for diseases and give millions of people access to life-saving therapies using their own DNA.
We the undersigned women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights organizations write to express our strong opposition to the confirmation of D. Michael Fisher to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
The testimony of Alice M. Weiss, the Director of Health Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations on “H.R. 660, The Small Business Health Fairness Act.”
The testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, before the U.S. Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee on “The Small Business Health Care Crisis: Possible Solutions.”
Barriers to and opportunities for better federal government support for working families and communities are directly linked to governmental support at all other levels. In this era of renewed emphasis on federalism, work-family advocates cannot ignore state and local government venues, as illustrated in the nine-year effort to get the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enacted.
This guidebook for departments of social services (DSS) is one in a series explaining the law to pregnant and parenting adolescents, their parents, and the professionals who work with them.
This guidebook for health care providers is the ﬁrst in a series explaining the law to pregnant and parenting adolescents, their parents, and the professionals who care for these young women.
An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.
In Maryland, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $47,175 per year, while the median yearly salary for a man is $57,017. This means that women are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,842 between full-time working men and women in the state.
Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 902,000 older women in Michigan – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.
Just 11 percent of the workforce has access to paid family leave through their employers, and fewer than 40 percent of workers have access to personal medical leave through an employer’s temporary disability insurance program.
Grandparents are the glue that holds many families together – yet our workplace laws don’t honor their critical role.
In the Birmingham metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,315 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $47,728 per year. This means that women in the Birmingham area are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,413 between men and women who work full time.
A new survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and commissioned by the Public Welfare Foundation demonstrates that lack of access to paid sick days has significant negative consequences for public health, health care costs, and families’ financial security.
In Illinois, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $39,150 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,746 per year. This means that women in Illinois are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,596 between men and women who work full time in the state.
Congress provided a rare opportunity in the creation of the Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program to transform our health care system and truly improve the quality and efficiency of care for all Americans.
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