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What Delaying the Health Care Law’s Employer Responsibility Requirement Means for Real People

Posted July 3rd, 2013 by

By Karen Davenport, Director of Health Policy Yesterday’s surprise announcement that the Obama Administration is postponing implementation of the health reform law’s requirement that firms with more than 50 workers provide affordable, comprehensive health insurance or pay a small penalty set off a flurry of commentary and speculation. Much of this reaction focused on how [...]

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The Results Are In: NC Should Take the Federal Money and Cover More Hard-Working Women and Families

Posted February 11th, 2013 by

By Anna Benyo, Senior Health Policy Analyst, National Women’s Law Center A recent study by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine confirmed what many Governors, state legislators, advocates, and the public already know: covering more hardworking people through the Medicaid program is not only the right thing to do, it’s a good deal that makes [...]

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Taking Stock of Diversity in the Federal Judiciary; Significant Progress Has Been Made, But Much Remains to Be Done

Posted December 28th, 2012 by

By Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President, National Women’s Law Center As we approach the end of President Obama’s first term in office, it’s an appropriate time to look back and take stock of the impact the President has had on the federal bench, to date. Although, thanks to a determined minority in the Senate, there is [...]

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H.R. 8: A Bill that Hurts Millions of Moms

Posted July 31st, 2012 by

I’m at that time in life when lots of my friends are having kids. I’m thrilled for my friends – their kids are awesome and adorable. But one thing they’re not is cheap. And if Republicans have their way, kids are about to get even more expensive. New analysis by the Tax Policy Center shows that the tax bill (H.R.8) introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) ends tax cuts for millions of hard-working families. In fact, more than one-third of all families with children and nearly three-quarters of low-income families with children would lose valuable tax benefits under Rep. Camp’s bill.

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Billion with a B: Health Care Law Saves Medicare Enrollees $3.7 Billion

Posted June 25th, 2012 by

By Dania Palanker, Senior Advisor The health care law is saving money for seniors. Let me reword that. The health care law is saving a lot of money for seniors. By a lot, I mean $3.7 billion in savings for seniors and people with disabilities in Medicare. Yes, that is billion with a b. Those [...]

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Sick People: No Invitation to the Party

Posted June 12th, 2012 by

by Karen Davenport, Director of Health Policy, National Women’s Law Center The major health insurers held a hot-ticket event yesterday – first United Healthcare announced that it would retain key patient protections and health coverage guarantees, no matter how the Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act, and by mid-afternoon it seemed like all [...]

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They’re at It Again: Health Care Law Under Attack

Posted June 6th, 2012 by

By Judy Waxman, Vice President of Health and Reproductive Rights Opponents of the health care law are determined to weaken the law by any means — even if it means hurting millions of middle class families. Help us fight back — the House of Representatives will vote tomorrow: tell your Member of Congress to oppose [...]

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You’re Invited: Women’s Health Townhall at the White House

Posted June 4th, 2012 by

Got questions about what the health care law means for women? We’ve got answers! I’ll be at the White House this Thursday, June 7, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ET for an interactive Women’s Health Townhall. Please join us online! You can submit questions by visiting us on Facebook and leaving your question as a [...]

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To the Moms in My Life: Safety Nets Continue to Matter

Posted May 11th, 2012 by

This mother’s day – I’d like to share an oldie but goodie blog post about the importance of moms in our lives, and how critical it is to provide them with the safety nets that they provide their children every day. This year, three of my four sisters are celebrating their first or second Mother’s [...]

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Taking Birth Control Does Not Make You A Slut (And Other Observations)

Posted April 12th, 2012 by

By Devi Rao, Law Fellow Yesterday the National Women’s Law Center hosted a tweetchat with women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. The chat provided a great opportunity for university students and employees to learn more about their contraceptive coverage under the health care law and the Obama Administration’s proposed accommodation [...]

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