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Research Library: Health Care

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We Stand On Moral Ground: Ad released on the anniversary of the March for Women's Lives

We stand for healthy women and families. We stand for access to basic health care, including birth control, emergency contraception, sex education, STD testing and treatment, prenatal care, and abortion. we stand for medical privacy. We stand for women’s lives. We stand on moral ground.


National Partnership Letter to Preserve Teen Access to Contraception; Oppose Vitter Ammendments to FY08 Labor HHS Appropriations

The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly urges you to oppose any amendments to the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill filed by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) intended to render health clinics that provide abortion care with non-federal dollars, under almost all circumstances, ineligible for funding through the bill.


Letter to FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan on Plan B

Before you move on to your next challenge, we request that you make one more decision that upholds the credibility and integrity of the Food and Drug Administration, which you have so ably led. We believe it is important, in your current capacity as FDA Administrator, to make a decision on the Plan B over-the-counter (OTC) application based solely on the scientific evidence and the benefits for women’s health and wellbeing.


Letter Opposing S.2061

We are writing to urge you to oppose any effort to bring S. 2061, the misnamed “Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Access to Care Act,” to the Senate floor. By singling out pregnant women and their babies, S. 2061 is the most troubling attempt yet to place limits on the legal rights of individuals who have been harmed by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.


Comments submitted by the Coalition

The undersigned organizations are writing to strongly object to the “Provider Conscience” regulation proposed on August 26, 2008 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The proposed regulation is unnecessary, threatens to significantly undermine patients’ access to critical health care services and information, and could negatively impact scientific research.


Comments on President's Council on Bioethics

The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly supports allowing research using Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), commonly known as therapeutic cloning. The purpose of this technology is to develop treatments for diseases and give millions of people access to life-saving therapies using their own DNA.


AHP Testimony (March 2003)

The testimony of Alice M. Weiss, the Director of Health Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations on “H.R. 660, The Small Business Health Fairness Act.”


AHP Testimony (February 2003)

The testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, before the U.S. Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee on “The Small Business Health Care Crisis: Possible Solutions.”


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Utah

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 168,000 older women in Utah – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Vermont

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 54,000 older women in Vermont – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Virginia

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 615,000 older women in Virginia – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Washington

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 495,000 older women in Washington – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in West Virginia

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 182,000 older women in West Virginia – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Wisconsin

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 499,000 older women in Wisconsin – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Wyoming

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 35,000 older women in Wyoming – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth

CPeH amplifies the consumer voice to ensure that health IT initiatives and policies are implemented according to the needs of patients and families.


Myths and Facts about the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation and is a badly needed law. It will help the millions of women without insurance (roughly 19 million in 2010) and the millions more who are underinsured or face discrimination in the market place.


Improving Specialty Care Coordination

People who need specialists to evaluate or treat serious illnesses often do not get the best quality care because of poor coordination with the primary care providers who know them best. Specialists in many cases do not know about other conditions or preferences people have that may affect specialty care.


Myths & Facts about Comparative Effectiveness Research

Patients and health care providers make better medical decisions when they have access to the latest research comparing the effectiveness and safety of different treatment options. Armed with better information, patients and their doctors can choose the course of action that is right for them and their situation.


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