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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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act Section-by-Section


The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

FACT SHEET | In the first months and years of life, babies discover the world through experiences with their parents and other caregivers.


Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


African Americans and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Everyone gets sick, and everyone needs time to recover. Yet more than 7.3 million black workers – nearly 40 percent of black workers – in the United States cannot earn a single paid sick day.


Latinos and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


2016 Annual Report

Thanks to your steadfast support, together this past year we’ve been successful fighting for the issues that matter most to women and families. From passing paid sick days laws in jurisdictions across the country, to contributing to the historic Supreme Court victory that reaffirmed a woman’s fundamental right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health, to elevating the issue of paid family and medical leave into the presidential campaigns on both sides of the aisle, to helping prohibit gender, race and age discrimination in health care access and coverage, you have made it possible for the National Partnership to fight for a more fair, family friendly and healthy country.


Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.


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