National Partnership for Women & Families

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The Paycheck Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.

Repealing the Essential Health Benefits Would be Devastating for Women’s Health

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, but Republicans in Congress are dead set on rolling back key provisions that ensure women’s access to necessary health care services, such as maternity care. They are trading women’s access to care for votes on a bill that would already wreak havoc on our health care system and take health care away from at least 24 million people.

The House Republican Repeal Bill Threatens Reproductive Justice for Women of Color

Women of color will be disproportionately impacted by proposed rollbacks to health care coverage and stand to lose the most under the so-called American Health Care Act (AHCA). Our health and lives are on the line.

New Professional Recommendations to Limit Labor and Birth Interventions: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

This fact sheet summarizes ACOG's recommendations that maternity care providers restrict use of many common labor and birth interventions that offer limited or uncertain benefit to low-risk women.

The Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: A Threat to Women, Workers and All Those Who Fact Discrimination

Judge Gorsuch's elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court would be devastating for all who care about women's health and rights and about stopping discrimination.

House Republicans’ Repeal Bill Would Harm Women and Families

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. The law is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. It brought historic gains for women’s access to affordable, high-quality health care. In contrast, House Republicans’ recently released repeal bill — the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) — would wreak havoc on our health care system by making health coverage more expensive and inadequate for millions of women and families.

Medicaid Caps and Cuts Harm Older Women Fact Sheet

This fact sheet by Justice in Aging and the National Partnership outlines the negative impact of cuts to Medicaid on older women.

Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).

Black Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Black women, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed Black women.

Latinas and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.

Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.

The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.

National Partnership Comments on CMS Market Stabilization Proposed Rule (March 2017)

The National Partnership comments on provisions in the proposed rule that concern, among other topics, the annual open enrollment period, network adequacy standards and requirements for contracting with essential community providers.

Women's Community Letter to Congress on the Affordable Care Act (March 2017)

We, the undersigned organizations, share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of women and their families. We are writing to express our opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defunding Planned Parenthood.

Defunding Planned Parenthood: An Attack on Public Health

This fact sheet makes the case for protecting Planned Parenthood's role as a critical health care provider.

Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Women's Health Care (Texas Edition)

Texas has led the country in the proliferation of "bad medicine" laws that mandate how health care providers must practice medicine, regardless of the provider's professional judgment, ethical obligations or the needs of his or her patients.

Paid Family Leave Policies for Municipal Employees

CHART | A non-exhaustive chart of paid family/parental leave policies that apply to municipal employees.

Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act Section-by-Section

State Paid Family Leave Laws

CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, New York and D.C.

The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act)

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program: the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).

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