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  • Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Women's Health Care (Texas Edition)

    Texas has led the country in the proliferation of "bad medicine" laws that mandate how health care providers must practice medicine, regardless of the provider's professional judgment, ethical obligations or the needs of his or her patients.

  • The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

    FACT SHEET | In the first months and years of life, babies discover the world through experiences with their parents and other caregivers.

  • Los latinos y sus familias necesitan días pagados por enfermedad

    HOJA INFORMATIVA | Todo el mundo se enferma, y todo el mundo necesita tiempo para recuperarse. Sin embargo, 14 millones de trabajadores latinos en los Estados Unidos son incapaces de ganar un solo día por enfermedad pagada.

  • Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

    FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.

  • African Americans and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

    FACT SHEET | Everyone gets sick, and everyone needs time to recover. Yet more than 7.3 million black workers – nearly 40 percent of black workers – in the United States cannot earn a single paid sick day.

  • Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

    FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.

  • CPeH 2016 Activities and Accomplishments

    Health information technology (health IT) can enable the access, engagement and partnership that individuals and families need for better care coordination and better health. In 2016, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) successfully integrated person-centered health IT into new national initiatives designed to transform the way care is delivered and shift the emphasis from quantity of health services to quality and value.

  • Key Findings: 2016 Election Eve/Election Night Survey

    A summary of the results of a survey of 2016 general election voters conducted for the National Partnership by Lake Research Partners and the Tarrance Group showing strong support for family friendly workplace polices and the candidates who champion them.

  • Election Analysis Suggests Voters Reward Candidates Who Advocate for Family Friendly Workplace Policies

    MEMO | A comprehensive analysis of the websites of all declared 2016 general election candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor to quantify the extent to which candidates mentioned paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, fair or equal pay, and fairness for pregnant workers – and to assess whether candidates who did so were more likely to win.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • By the Numbers: Women Continue to Face Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

    DATA BRIEF | According to the most recent data available, nearly 31,000 charges of pregnancy discrimination were filed with the EEOC and state-level agencies over a nearly five-year period, and the number of charges remained relatively unchanged from year to year.

  • #HighNoon2016 Toolkit

    Sample coalition content for #HighNoon2016 debate day tweet storm.

  • Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help Expecting and New Parents (2016)

    A comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave, paid sick days, protections for pregnant workers and other workplace rights for new and expecting parents in the United States.

  • Updating the Family and Medical Leave Act

    FACT SHEET | An assessment of the historic Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that includes an explanation of the law and reasons and opportunities for amending it.

  • Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report for 2016

    This report looks at the tools that were available during the third open enrollment period to consumers who were window shopping on HealthCare.gov, which is used in 38 states, and on the 13 state-based marketplace websites. It was conducted in January and supplemented by six focus groups in five states with consumers who had shopped on marketplace websites. It builds on a 2015 analysis of the features available on marketplace websites during the second open enrollment period.

  • Understanding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Fact Sheet (April 2016)

    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is intended to accelerate the transition to a health care system that rewards quality and value, rather than volume, and help ensure that patients experience better care and improved health outcomes.

  • Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care (2015)

    This report finds that the country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns.

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