National Partnership for Women & Families

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Legal Guide: Health Care for Pregnant Adolescents

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.


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

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.


Bypassing Justice: New Hampshire


Bypassing Justice: Pennsylvania


Bypassing Justice: Florida


Washington Women and the Wage Gap

In Washington, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,993 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $53,046 per year. This means that women in Washington are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,053 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In 2008, workers and advocates in Milwaukee achieved a great victory when nearly 70 percent of voters in the city voted for a paid sick days standard. Unfortunately, in 2011, statewide legislation preempted the voter-supported law and prevented its implementation.


New York, New York

An estimated 1.65 to 1.85 million New York City workers do not have access to paid sick days.


Working Women and South Carolina’s Wage Gap

In South Carolina, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,518 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,381. This means that women are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,863 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Utah’s Wage Gap

In Utah, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,163 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $46,609. This means that women are paid 69 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,446 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in New Mexico

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 178,000 older women in New Mexico – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Wisconsin

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 499,000 older women in Wisconsin – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Alaska

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 34,000 older women in Alaska – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Bypassing Justice: Kansas


Bypassing Justice: Louisiana


Civil Rights Act

A bill to restore, reaffirm, and reconcile legal rights and remedies under civil rights statutes.


Claim vs. Reality – HIT and Privacy in the Economic Recovery Package

For patients, having an ability to track disclosures from their medical records is important to building trust in health IT and is consistent with the transparency and accountability principles that are the hallmark of fair information practices.


Bypassing Justice: Kentucky


South Dakota Women and the Wage Gap

In South Dakota, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $31,329 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $40,285 per year. This means that women in South Dakota are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,956 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Fact Sheet: Latest Statistics Reveal Sharp Rise in Employment Discrimination Claims (2007)

The latest charge statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination. The number of charges received by the EEOC in FY2008 increased significantly in all categories


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