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  • Our Aging, Caring Nation: Why a U.S. Paid Leave Plan Must Provide More Than Time to Care for New Children

    ISSUE BRIEF | An analysis of research on the health, financial and economic effects of paid leave policies, along with demographic and labor force data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

    FACT SHEET | There is a growing body of evidence that shows paid leave is the right policy for workers, families, businesses and the country, but misconceptions and unfounded concerns can threaten progress.

  • 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.

  • Coalition Letter to Oppose "Comp Time" 2017

    The so-called Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) is a smoke-and-mirrors bill that would offer working people a pay cut without any guaranteed flexibility or time off.

  • 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.

  • Testimony of National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcomittee on Workforce Protections, H.R. 1180

    National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo's written statement in opposition to the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) on April 5, 2017, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

  • Repealing the Essential Health Benefits Would be Devastating for Women’s Health

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, but Republicans in Congress are dead set on rolling back key provisions that ensure women’s access to necessary health care services, such as maternity care. They are trading women’s access to care for votes on a bill that would already wreak havoc on our health care system and take health care away from at least 24 million people.

  • The Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: A Threat to Women, Workers and All Those Who Fact Discrimination

    Judge Gorsuch's elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court would be devastating for all who care about women's health and rights and about stopping discrimination.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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