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National Partnership Comments on MACRA Final Rule (December 2016)

Read the National Partnership's comments on the final MACRA rule, submitted in December 2016.


Childbirth Connection: Labor pain tables

There are many drug and drug-free ways to help you cope with labor pain. The benefits of some methods are better understood than others. Many women want to know about the effectiveness and downsides of specific methods of pain relief; researchers have given more attention to effectiveness and less to possible downsides.


Key Findings: 2016 Election Eve/Election Night Survey

A summary of the results of a survey of 2016 general election voters conducted for the National Partnership by Lake Research Partners and the Tarrance Group showing strong support for family friendly workplace polices and the candidates who champion them.


Election Analysis Suggests Voters Reward Candidates Who Advocate for Family Friendly Workplace Policies

MEMO | A comprehensive analysis of the websites of all declared 2016 general election candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor to quantify the extent to which candidates mentioned paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, fair or equal pay, and fairness for pregnant workers – and to assess whether candidates who did so were more likely to win.


The Tarrance Group: Key Findings from a National Election Eve and Night Voter Survey on Working Families' Issues

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by The Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners.


Lake Research Partners 2016 Election Eve Omnibus Toplines for National Partnership for Women & Families

Questionnaire and topline results for Lake Research Partners 2016 election even and election night survey


Lake Research Partners: Election Eve/Night Omnibus Survey Results on Issues of Importance to Working Families

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group.


Health IT in the Quality Payment Program

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades. It offers a critical opportunity to drive health system transformation that results in authentic patient- and family-centered care.


Health IT in the Quality Payment Program

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades.


Summary of Key Provisions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving access to health care has long been a priority for women for a number of reasons, including the fact that women have more contact with the health care system over their lifetimes than do men; their health care needs are greater, especially during their reproductive years; and many women coordinate health care for spouses, children, aging parents and other loved ones. The ACA has already improved women’s access to health insurance coverage, making access to quality, affordable health care more of a reality for women and their families.


Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and includes benefits that are critically important for pregnant women and new parents. Thanks to the ACA, most plans now ensure coverage for the health services expecting and new parents need. The law guarantees coverage for maternity services and provides support for eligible new parents once their child is born.


A Consumer’s Guide to Choosing and Using Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. In the more than six years since its passage, it has made more affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage available to millions of consumers. About 20 million people have gained health coverage under the law, and roughly 12.7 million people signed up for marketplace plans during the third open enrollment period.


Understanding Medicare's Quality Payment Program

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is intended to accelerate the transition to a health care system that rewards quality and value, rather than volume, and help ensure that patients experience better care and improved health outcomes. Under MACRA, the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades. It offers a critical opportunity to drive health system transformation that results in authentic patient- and family-centered care.


By the Numbers: Women Continue to Face Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

DATA BRIEF | According to the most recent data available, nearly 31,000 charges of pregnancy discrimination were filed with the EEOC and state-level agencies over a nearly five-year period, and the number of charges remained relatively unchanged from year to year.


A Double Bind: When States Deny Abortion Coverage and Fail to Support Expecting and New Parents

Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when and how to raise a family. But for many women struggling to make ends meet, this is not reality. Instead, they face layers of obstacles, including denial of access to abortion care and a lack of workplace supports.


#HighNoon2016 Toolkit

Sample coalition content for #HighNoon2016 debate day tweet storm.


Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap Among Key Groups

America’s women and families continue to suffer from a persistent and pervasive gender wage gap. U.S. Census Bureau data reveal the typical size of that gap for women who hold full-time, year-round jobs, as well as for key subgroups of women.


The Cost of Having a Baby in the United States Executive Summary


Liability-Associated Distress Among Maternity Care Providers Sources and Solutions Fact Sheet


Substantive Solutions for Preventing and Responding to Injury in Maternity Care Fact Sheet


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