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Research Library: Health Care

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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.


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 New Jersey

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 750,000 older women in New Jersey – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Patients and Health Care Teams: Building Successful Partnerships - Attendee Manual

Patients and Health Care Teams: Building Successful Partnerships - ATTENDEE MANUAL


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Minnesota

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 457,000 older women in Minnesota – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Texas

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 1.6 million older women in Texas – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Illinois

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


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Pennsylvania

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 1.2 million older women in Pennsylvania – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Arizona

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 466,000 older women in Arizona – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Top Ten Best Kept Secrets about Health Insurance Reform -- And Why Congress Should Pass It without Delay

The nation urgently needs Congress to enact comprehensive health insurance reform legislation.


NEW: Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures, by Stage

The following chart depicts the new Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures, by Stage.


Patients and Health Care Teams: Building Successful Partnerships - Presenter Manual

The Patient Empowerment Training Module is designed to be an interactive presentation between a presenter and a single patient or group of patients, families and caregivers. These sessions ideally last about 45 minutes to an hour and should include discussion.


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.


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.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Michigan

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 902,000 older women in Michigan – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in the District of Columbia

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 46,000 older women in D.C. – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Meaningful Use Workgroup Request for Comments Regarding Meaningful Use Stage 2

The undersigned consumer organizations are members of the Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) and the Campaign for Better Care (CBC). The CPeH is a coalition of consumer, patient, and labor organizations working on both the national and local levels that, since 2005, has advocated for patient-centered policies related to health IT.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in South Carolina

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 452,000 older women in South Carolina – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


ACOG Letter opposing draft rule

On behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), I am writing to express our absolute objection to a draft proposed regulation that would severely restrict women’s access to birth control, among a number of other serious issues. We strongly urge you to abandon any further efforts to move forward with this proposal.


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