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Two Women’s Health Policy Issues to Monitor in 2021

With President-elect Joe Biden and a new Congress taking office next month, newly updated KFF briefs examine two women’s health policy issues awaiting federal policymakers in 2021. President-elect Biden campaigned on reversing the Trump Administration’s regulations for the Title X family planning program, which require complete financial and physical separation…

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Analysis of Federal Bills to Strengthen Maternal Health Care

The bills in this table address a number of related maternity care issues, including extending Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to one year, funding for clinical training on health equity and implicit bias, developing broader networks of maternity care providers in rural areas, and research on the potential benefits of Medicaid coverage for doula care.

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Paid Family and Sick Leave in the U.S.

This fact sheet summarizes state and local policies on paid family and sick leave and presents data from the KFF Employer Health Benefits Surveys on the share of firms that offer workers these benefits.

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Coronavirus Puts a Spotlight on Paid Leave Policies

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials recommend that people who are sick should stay home. Benefits such as sick leave and family leave can help employees follow these guidelines; however, the U.S. does not have national standards on paid family or sick leave. The lack of a national policy means some employees are forced to take unpaid leave, or come to work when they are ill, which could have public health consequences.

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Medicaid Initiatives to Improve Maternal and Infant Health and Address Racial Disparities

This brief provides a summary of Medicaid’s role for pregnant women and infants and current Medicaid initiatives to improve maternal and infant health.

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Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health: An Overview

This brief provides an overview of racial disparities for selected key measures of maternal and infant health.

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The 2020 Presidential Election: Implications for Women’s Health

This brief and side-by-side tables reviews the key health issues that are likely to have a direct impact on women’s health as well as their access to coverage and care, and summarizes the presidential candidates’ stated positions and records on these issues.

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The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child Health Efforts

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global maternal and child health (MCH) and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing MCH worldwide.

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The U.S. and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

This fact sheet examines the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (also known as Gavi), an independent, public-private partnership and multilateral funding mechanism that aims to increase access to immunization in poor countries, and explores the role the U.S. government plays in supporting the partnership.

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The U.S. Government and Global Polio Efforts

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global polio eradication efforts and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing polio worldwide.

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