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State and Local Action on Paid Sick Days

Detailed summaries of state and local paid sick days campaigns, activity and legislation.

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.

CBS Report on Paternity Leave - Fathers' Day 2015

CBS Report on Paternity Leave - Fathers' Day 2015

Lessons From the Frontline: Strategies for Supporting Informed Consumer Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Roughly 16.4 million people have gained health coverage in the five years since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and more than 11 million signed up for marketplace plans during the second open enrollment period alone.

National Partnership Comments on Wellness Regulations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

A letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from the National Partnership urging the EEOC to maintain strong civil rights protections for all workers with respect to workplace wellness programs.



Joint CPeH-CP Alliance Letter to CMS on Stage 2 Amendments

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance (C-P Alliance), and the undersigned 50 organizations submit these formal comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services's (CMS) proposed reversal of key patient-engagement critejavascript:void(0);ria in meaningful use for 2015 to 2017.

Letter Forwarding Public Comments Opposing Stage 2 Modification NPRM Patient Engagement Provisions

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a significant retreat in key patient-engagement provisions of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on April 10, the National Partnership for Women & Families informed people across the United States of the proposed amendments. Over 5,000 people, from every state and territory, sent letters urging CMS not to reverse these requirements.

Fathers Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | A national paid family and medical leave insurance program would provide mothers and fathers with much-needed pay when they need time off for family or medical reasons.

Testimony of Christine Bechtel, National Partnership Advisor, for Hearing on Health Information Exchange - A Path Toward Improving Quality and Value for Patients

Testimony of Christine Bechtel, Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families. Submitted to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Hearing on Health Information Exchange - A Path Toward Improving Quality and Value for Patients

An Empty Promise: The Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay

FACT SHEET | The Working Families Flexibility Act sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families urgently need both.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.

Fact Sheet: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Details on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and why it is critical for pregnant workers and their families that Congress take action.

CPeH Comments on Meaningful Use Stage 3

The Consumer Partnership for e-Health's (CPeH) comments on the proposed requirements for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use delivered to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CPeH Comments on 2015 Edition Health IT Criteria

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) comments on the proposed 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Criteria delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women:A Consumer’s Guide to Choosing and Using Health Insurance

Many women have questions about health insurance, the insurance marketplace, and how to choose the best health plan. While every family will have unique health care needs, this fact sheet can help you make the best choice when it comes to selecting the right health plan and using that plan to pay for health care services.

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.

Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Expanding Medicaid

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.

Paid Sick Days -- Teleconference Recording -- Senator Murray -- April 23, 2015

Senator Murray discusses the next steps for the Healthy Families Act, April 23, 2015.

Statement of the National Partnership for Women & Families on HB708

Statement of the National Partnership for Women & Families on HB708

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