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Employers Strengthen Paid Leave Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the 2021 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey

Some employers announced changes to their paid leave policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure more workers have access to paid leave and to reduce the risk of workers coming to work sick. This data note presents findings from the 2021 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey on the share of workers who are employed by firms that began offering paid leave benefits or expanded their existing benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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State Profiles for Women’s Health

Explore the latest national and state-specific data and policies on women’s health. Topics include health status, insurance and Medicaid coverage, use of preventive services, sexual health, maternal and infant health, and abortion policies. Many indicators provide state-level information for women of different racial and ethnic groups.

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Universal Paid Family and Medical Leave Under Consideration in Congress

The House of Representatives is considering a provision of the Build Back Better Act that would create a universal paid family and medical leave program. This post takes a look at this proposal, key policy questions, and what it could mean for women and families.

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From Accessing Health Care to Work, Childcare, and Caregiving, the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Disproportionately Impact Women

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, gender-based disparities have been amplified, particularly for women of color and those who are low-income. Two new issue briefs, using data from the 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey that took place in November and December of 2020, examine women’s experiences during COVID-19. Women’s…

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Women, Work, and Family During COVID-19: Findings from the KFF Women’s Health Survey

This brief provides new data from the KFF Women’s Health Survey, a nationally representative survey of 3,661 women and 1,144 men ages 18-64 conducted November 19, 2020 – December 17, 2020. In this brief, we highlight how experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic related to work, childcare, and caregiving differ by gender and among different subpopulations of women.

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Women’s Experiences with Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the KFF Women’s Health Survey

This brief provides new data from the KFF Women’s Health Survey, a nationally representative survey of 3,661 women and 1,144 men ages 18-64 that was conducted November 19, 2020 – December 17, 2020. In this brief, we document how experiences accessing health care during the COVID-19 pandemic have differed by gender, age, race/ethnicity, insurance coverage, and income and what this could mean moving forward.

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New Briefs Examine Recent Federal Action on Medicaid Postpartum Coverage and Title X Family Planning

Two new KFF women’s health briefs dive deeper into key women’s health issues on the federal policy agenda: Postpartum Medicaid coverage in the American Rescue Plan of 2021 and the Title X Family Planning regulations.

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Postpartum Coverage Extension in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

This post explains the new Medicaid Postpartum Expansion option included in The American Rescue Plan Act and raises some questions that policymakers are likely to grapple with as the implementation unfolds.

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Expanding Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

This brief discusses Medicaid’s eligibility for pregnancy and postpartum care, gaps in coverage particularly in states that have not expanded Medicaid under the ACA, and several state and federal efforts to extend postpartum coverage to more women for a longer period of time.

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New Survey: Passing a Law Preventing Perpetrators of Domestic Violence from Having a Gun is Identified as a Top Women’s Health Policy Priority for Federal Policymakers

The new KFF Women’s Health Survey asked respondents how much of a priority seven key women’s health policies should be for the new President and Congress. The issue brief examines attitudes toward those policy priorities and differences by gender, political party affiliation, and demographic factors.

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