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Women’s Health Coverage: Sources and Rates of Insurance

National Partnership Comments on HHS 2018-2022 Draft Strategic Plan

Senate Committee on Finance Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal (Sept 2017)

On behalf of women across the country who are the health care decision-makers for themselves and their families, we write in strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal (“the Graham-Cassidy proposal”) to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Letter from Women's Health Care Providers to Congress on Graham-Cassidy (Sept 2017)

On behalf of physicians, certified nurse midwives/certified midwives and nurse practitioners who provide care for the women of America, along with our patient partners, we stand together for patients and against Senate passage of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal (Graham-Cassidy proposal) to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

National Partnership Comments on CMS Quality Payment Program for 2018 Proposed Rule (August 2017)

The MACRA Quality Payment Program 2018 Proposed Rule Slides

Standing Up for Women and Families in 2017

In 2017, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress and the administration to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.

Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report for 2017

This report is the fourth in a series on how the online health insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act are becoming increasingly consumer-friendly. It includes recommendations for further improvement.

House Republicans’ Repeal Bill Would Harm Women and Families

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. The law is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. It brought historic gains for women’s access to affordable, high-quality health care. In contrast, House Republicans’ recently released repeal bill — the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) — would wreak havoc on our health care system by making health coverage more expensive and inadequate for millions of women and families.

Medicaid Caps and Cuts Harm Older Women Fact Sheet

This fact sheet by Justice in Aging and the National Partnership outlines the negative impact of cuts to Medicaid on older women.

National Partnership Comments on CMS Market Stabilization Proposed Rule (March 2017)

The National Partnership comments on provisions in the proposed rule that concern, among other topics, the annual open enrollment period, network adequacy standards and requirements for contracting with essential community providers.

Women's Community Letter to Congress on the Affordable Care Act (March 2017)

We, the undersigned organizations, share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of women and their families. We are writing to express our opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defunding Planned Parenthood.

Defunding Planned Parenthood: An Attack on Public Health

This fact sheet makes the case for protecting Planned Parenthood's role as a critical health care provider.

Repealing the ACA Endangers Women’s Health and Financial Security

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Attempts to repeal the ACA not only put women’s access to health care in dire jeopardy, but threaten their economic security as well. Repealing the ACA risks going back to a time when women struggled to find affordable health coverage in the individual market, were routinely charged more than men for health insurance and often found that health coverage did not cover their essential health care needs.

National Partnership Comments on MACRA Final Rule (December 2016)

Read the National Partnership's comments on the final MACRA rule, submitted in December 2016.

A Consumer’s Guide to Choosing and Using Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. In the more than six years since its passage, it has made more affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage available to millions of consumers. About 20 million people have gained health coverage under the law, and roughly 12.7 million people signed up for marketplace plans during the third open enrollment period.

Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and includes benefits that are critically important for pregnant women and new parents. Thanks to the ACA, most plans now ensure coverage for the health services expecting and new parents need. The law guarantees coverage for maternity services and provides support for eligible new parents once their child is born.

Summary of Key Provisions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving access to health care has long been a priority for women for a number of reasons, including the fact that women have more contact with the health care system over their lifetimes than do men; their health care needs are greater, especially during their reproductive years; and many women coordinate health care for spouses, children, aging parents and other loved ones. The ACA has already improved women’s access to health insurance coverage, making access to quality, affordable health care more of a reality for women and their families.

National Partnership Comments on Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B for 2017

The National Partnership for Women & Families comments on the proposed rule on Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017 (CMS-1654-P).

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