National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library

Doing some policy research? Need some background materials? You've come to the right place.

Note: Documents in the library are organized by issue area — and PDFs require Adobe Reader (free download/upgrade available).

 

 

Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Expanding Medicaid Family Planning Services

Publicly-funded family planning services provide essential health care that low-income women urgently need. For many women, the cost of contraceptive services is a significant barrier to accessing this important care.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Maintaining Your Health Coverage

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), quality health insurance is now more accessible to women and families. More than eight million Americans have signed up for health coverage through health insurance marketplaces since October 2013.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Affordability and Choice in the Insurance Marketplace

Between 2010 and 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) progressively implements an array of rules and protections to make the private health insurance system – including employer-sponsored plans – better meet the needs of women and families. In particular, the ACA will help rein in premium increases, improve the adequacy of benefit packages, and make coverage more reliable.


Fact Sheet on the Pennsylvania Patient Trust Act (2015)

Across the country, politicians are playing doctor – pushing for laws that intrude into exam rooms and conflict with professional and ethical standards of medical care. The


Changing the Conversation on Abortion Restrictions: A Proactive Response to Political Interference in Health Care

Health care providers and women seeking abortions are increasingly subjected to legal requirements that make abortion care more difficult to obtain. These requirements are contrary to medical evidence and best practices, in addition to interfering with the relationship between health care providers and their patients.


The Patient Trust Act: Model Legislation for Getting Politics out of the Exam Room

The Patient Trust Act addresses the serious and growing problem of laws that impose politics and ideology on clinical care. This dangerous trend threatens evidence-based, patient-centered medicine, the delivery of quality care, and public health.


New Mexico Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs New Mexico women and their families.


Washington Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Washington women and their families.


Texas Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Texas women and their families.


Oregon Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Oregon women and their families.


Vermont Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Vermont women and their families.


Illinois Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Illinois women and their families.


Hawaii Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Hawaii women and their families.


Arizona Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Arizona women and their families.


Wisconsin Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Wisconsin women and their families.


Missouri Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Missouri women and their families.


Nevada Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Nevada women and their families.


Indiana Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Indiana women and their families.


Wyoming Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Wyoming women and their families.


Ohio Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Ohio women and their families.


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