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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 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.
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.
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.
Women, Work and Family Health: A Balancing Act, 2003, Issue Brief, An Update on Women's Healthy Policy, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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.”
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.
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 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 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.
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.
An estimated 1.65 to 1.85 million New York City workers do not have access to paid sick days.
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.
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.
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.
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