National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Health Care

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Why Medicare Matters for Women in North Carolina

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 833,000 older women in North Carolina – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Nevada

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 198,000 older women in Nevada – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Florida

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 2 million older women in Florida – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


10 Arguments You May Have Heard about the Meaningful Use Proposed Rule… And the Consumer Response

Congress provided a rare opportunity in the creation of the Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program to transform our health care system and truly improve the quality and efficiency of care for all Americans.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in New York

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


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Nebraska

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 140,000 older women in Nebraska – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Tennessee

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 571,000 older women in Tennessee – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Maryland

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 428,000 older women in Maryland – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


The Supreme Court and Abortion Access

The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, appeared to ensure that American women would have access to abortion, ruling out any legislative interference in the first trimester of pregnancy and putting limits on abortion restrictions that could be passed during the later stages of pregnancy. The decision followed a long history of women seeking and obtaining abortions – but with a shift in the legal status of the procedure over time.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Georgia

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 585,000 older women in Georgia – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in New Hampshire

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 115,000 older women in New Hampshire – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Ten Things to Know About Health Reform: Pointing the Way to Better Care

The health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama represents a major step forward for the Campaign for Better Care, with numerous key provisions that reflect the Campaign’s goal to improve the health care system for vulnerable older adults and people with chronic conditions.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Indiana

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 544,000 older women in Indiana – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in South Dakota

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 71,000 older women in South Dakota – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Louisiana

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 390,000 older women in Louisiana – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Facts About Contraceptive Coverage and EPICC

Contraception is a critical component of basic health care for women. Contraception allows women to safely plan their pregnancies, which research has proven is critical to ensuring healthy outcomes for both mother and child.


Consumer Vision for Health IT and Diagram (Diagram)

As the nation begins to reform our health care system, it is clear that Health Information Technology (HIT) is a critical and foundational element for change. References to HIT were woven throughout the recently enacted health reform law as a foundational component of reforming the health care delivery and payment systems.


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.


S. 1955: Claims Don't Meet Reality

S. 1955 explicitly preempts state laws. It prevents states from enforcing laws they have passed to guarantee access to basic benefits, as well as to prevent insurers from charging unaffordable premiums to businesses that employ older or sicker workers, or women of childbearing age.


Claim vs. Reality – HIT and Privacy in the Economic Recovery Package

For patients, having an ability to track disclosures from their medical records is important to building trust in health IT and is consistent with the transparency and accountability principles that are the hallmark of fair information practices.


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