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A 2013 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.
DATA BRIEF | Holding a job is the new normal for pregnant women in the United States, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job and at home, according to a survey of new and expecting mothers.
Women make up nearly half of the United States workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.
H.R. 7 is intended to eliminate all insurance coverage for abortion and ultimately deny women the right to make a real decision about whether to have an abortion.
These last two years have been exhilarating, energizing and eventful. On every issue on the National Partnership’s agenda - every issue that matters to women’s future and the country’s future - we have made progress or laid the foundation for the advances the country so urgently needs...
This document contains the definitions of frequently-used health care terms.
The inclusion of patients and consumer leaders in health care quality improvement initiatives can help ensure that projects meet their goals.
This document contains frequently-used health care acronyms.
The goals of ACOs are to deliver high quality health care, improve the affordability of patient care, and lower overall health care costs.
It is critically important to include consumer perspectives in multi-stakeholder health care quality improvement initiatives.
Many women have questions about health insurance, the new insurance marketplace, and how to choose the best health plan for themselves and their families. While every family will have unique health care needs, the following information can help women make the best choices.
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.
Consumers envision the next generation of care plans as a multidimensional, person-centered planning process built on a dynamic, electronic platform. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth developed a set of Consumer Principles to guide policy efforts to build the functionality to support health and care planning into health IT.
A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.
FACT SHEET | The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 was an important step toward workplace equality for America’s women, but pregnancy discrimination persists. It is well past time to fulfill the law's promise.
CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington.
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.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands the Medicaid program, making millions more Americans eligible for coverage. Additionally, in 2014 it will offer premium and cost-sharing assistance to eligible individuals who purchase private insurance in state marketplaces.
Many women of childbearing age will gain access to affordable health insurance for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to the ACA, eligibility for Medicaid will be expanded and more affordable health insurance plans will be offered to individuals in state-based health insurance marketplaces.
Health information technology offers great promise in addressing and reducing health disparities, yet there has been little actual progress on this critical issue. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth has created an evidence-based action plan for leveraging the EHR Incentive Program to reduce health disparities and make a positive life-altering impact for the nation’s underserved and vulnerable populations
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