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).

 

 

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.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

There is a growing body of evidence that shows paid leave is the right policy for workers, families, businesses and the country, but misconceptions and unfounded concerns can threaten progress.


King v. Burwell: Affordable Coverage for Women at Stake

ISSUE BRIEF | The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case King v. Burwell, which will determine whether premium tax credits, as defined by Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, may be issued to consumers who purchase health coverage in the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM)


Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT Audio Press Briefing

Presentation: Mark Savage, Director of Health IT Policy and Programs, National Partnership, Audio Press Briefing, December 10, 2014


Presentation: Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement in their care. In the last year, more than four in five patients with online access to their health records (86 percent) used their online records at least once – and more than half (55 percent) used them three or more times a year. Those are among the findings from a study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families.


Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

Nearly every stakeholder recognizes that greater patient centeredness and patient engagement are essential to the “Triple Aim” of federal health reform: improving care, improving health and reducing cost.


Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State and Local Laws

A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.


Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

By the National Partnership and the Center for American Progress | The United States should adopt a paid leave policy that covers all workers and is accessible, comprehensive, affordable and inclusive.


Partnering with Patients and Families: A Guide to Getting Started for Hospitals

Partnering with patients and families is a key strategy for achieving your hospital’s goals, including improving patient experience of care and reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections.


Lake Research and Tarrance Group Midterm Election 2014 Omnibus Poll Results

November 2014 poll results confirm that, by an overwhelmingly majority, voters nationwide support policies that promote their economic security such as paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.


Economic Security Issues for Women and Families on 2014 Midterm Election Campaign Websites

A memo summarizing the results of the National Partnership’s analysis of the campaign websites of all 2014 general election candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Maintaining Your Health Coverage

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), quality health insurance is now more accessible to women and families. More than eight million Americans have signed up for health coverage through health insurance marketplaces since October 2013.


Increasing Access to Health Care for Women and Families: Medicaid Expansion

Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the cost of health insurance placed a particular burden on lower-income women who needed health care services but often struggled to pay insurance premiums and the out-of-pocket costs of care.


Vermont Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Vermont women and their families.


Virginia Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Virginia women and their families.


Indiana Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Indiana women and their families.


Wisconsin Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Wisconsin women and their families.


Michigan Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Michigan women and their families.


Arkansas Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Arkansas women and their families.


Texas Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Texas women and their families.


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