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New HHS Unit Opens the Doors to Discrimination in Health Care

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President and CEO: “Don’t be fooled – the Trump Administration’s new HHS unit is not about protecting religious liberty. We have seen this administration use...

Medicaid Work Requirements Threaten Women’s Health and Economic Security

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to State Medicaid Directors permitting states to apply for waivers that would condition Medicaid eligibility on fulfillment of work requirements. The guidance...

Confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Would Jeopardize Civil Rights for All Students, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.)  Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will vote on Kenneth Marcus’s nomination to become Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. The following is a...

Women Leaders Launch “Time’s Up” Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power, Shift Leadership Imbalances, and Promote Equality

  TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Launches LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 1, 2018 – TIME’S UP, an unprecedented movement started by women in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense...

Victory in Sex Discrimination Complaints Brought by NWLC: After Investigation by HHS, Employers Change Policies

(Washington, D.C.) In response to sex discrimination complaints filed by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, four institutions have...

Connecticut Insurance Department Corrects Discriminatory and Illegal Insurance Practices with Policy that Secures Essential Infertility Benefits

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced new state health insurance guidance that will ensure that Connecticut insurance companies cover infertility treatment, when medically appropriate, for...

NWLC Files Complaints Against Five Institutions for Sex Discrimination in Health Care Coverage

Complaints highlight groundbreaking law prohibiting sex discrimination in health plans (Washington, D.C.) This morning, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed sex discrimination complaints against five institutions that exclude pregnancy coverage from the health insurance...