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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


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | Doula care, which includes non-clinical emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after birth, is a proven key strategy to improve maternal and infant health.


ISSUE BRIEF | Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health

ISSUE BRIEF | Doula care, which includes non-clinical emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after birth, is a proven key strategy to improve maternal and infant health.


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 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.


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.


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.


Whole Woman's Health v. Cole (Hellerstedt) Amicus Brief (January 2016)

Brief of experts in health policy as amici curiae in support of petitioners (No. 15-274).


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


Statement on Mandating Health Care Professionals Provide Unsubstantiated Medical Information, April 2015

Coalition to Protect the Patient-Provider Relationship Statement on Mandating Health Care Professionals Provide Unsubstantiated Medical Information


National Partnership Comments on Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors

A letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting updated guidelines setting forth federal contractors’ obligations to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of sex.


An Unlevel Playing Field: America’s Gender-Based Wage Gap, Binds of Discrimination, And A Path Forward

ISSUE BRIEF | A report that finds that America’s gender-based wage gap is pervasive and has a disproportionate impact on the country’s mothers, especially single mothers and mothers of color.


CPeH Comments on Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) Comments on the draft Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The Affordable Care Act: Five Years of Progress

The fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation – is March 23, 2015. Five years after the law was enacted, the ACA has already helped millions of women and families and it is poised to help millions more.


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