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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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


Los latinos y sus familias necesitan días pagados por enfermedad

HOJA INFORMATIVA | Todo el mundo se enferma, y todo el mundo necesita tiempo para recuperarse. Sin embargo, 14 millones de trabajadores latinos en los Estados Unidos son incapaces de ganar un solo día por enfermedad pagada.


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.


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.


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.


Letter to U.S. Senate HELP Committee Opposing the Nomination of Andrew Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor

Letter from National Partnership President Debra L. Ness to U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Alexander and Ranking Member Murray expressing strong opposition of the nomination of Andrew Puzder as U.S. Secretary of Labor


Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.


CPeH 2016 Activities and Accomplishments

Health information technology (health IT) can enable the access, engagement and partnership that individuals and families need for better care coordination and better health. In 2016, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) successfully integrated person-centered health IT into new national initiatives designed to transform the way care is delivered and shift the emphasis from quantity of health services to quality and value.


Repealing the ACA Endangers Women’s Health and Financial Security

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Attempts to repeal the ACA not only put women’s access to health care in dire jeopardy, but threaten their economic security as well. Repealing the ACA risks going back to a time when women struggled to find affordable health coverage in the individual market, were routinely charged more than men for health insurance and often found that health coverage did not cover their essential health care needs.


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