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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.
Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures for women; an estimated one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The majority of women who have abortions already have at least one child and many list the need to care for their children as a primary reason not to have another.
Today, many uninsured or underinsured Americans receive their care from publicly funded clinics and health providers across the country known as essential community providers (ECPs). Many of these providers do not require insurance or any payment.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), quality health insurance is now more accessible to women and families. More than eight million Americans have signed up for health coverage through health insurance marketplaces since October 2013.
The National Partnership for Women & Families offers comments on the proposed rule on Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016 (CMS-1631-P).
The National Partnership for Women & Families offered comments on the proposed rule for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model for Acute Care Hospitals Furnishing Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Services (CMS-5516-P).
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to improve conditions for pregnant women and new parents by providing the services they need to have healthy pregnancies and provide their children with a good start in life.
The high cost of health care places a particular burden on lower-income women who need health services but often struggle to pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The problem has been exacerbated because many insurers charge women higher rates simply because of their gender, thereby putting health coverage out of reach—especially for many lower-income women.
Starting in 2014, most people will be required to have health insurance, either through employer-provided insurance, a federal program like Medicare or Medicaid, or individually purchased coverage.
Health information technology (health IT) is a foundational component of a more patient-centered, effective and efficient health care system where women and their health care providers have access to the information they need anytime, anywhere.
In 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will make it easier for millions of women to find and enroll in a more affordable health plan that best meets their needs and the needs of their families.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving health care has long been a priority for women, reflecting their experiences as patients, mothers, and caregivers.
The National Partnership for Women & Families appreciates the opportunity to offer comments on the proposed rule on Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability.
The National Partnership for Women & Families (National Partnership) represents women across the country who are counting on successful continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Roughly 16.4 million people have gained health coverage in the five years since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and more than 11 million signed up for marketplace plans during the second open enrollment period alone.
A letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from the National Partnership urging the EEOC to maintain strong civil rights protections for all workers with respect to workplace wellness programs.
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a significant retreat in key patient-engagement provisions of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on April 10, the National Partnership for Women & Families informed people across the United States of the proposed amendments. Over 5,000 people, from every state and territory, sent letters urging CMS not to reverse these requirements.
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
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.
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