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Checklist of Tax Issues for Immigrant Workers

January 28, 2015

This checklist is designed to give general information about some tax issues that immigrant workers may face.

Contraceptive Coverage in the Health Care Law: Frequently Asked Questions

January 28, 2015

The health care law makes preventive care more accessible and affordable to millions of Americans. This is especially important to women, who – prior to the Affordable Care Act – were more likely than men to avoid needed health care because of cost. To help address these cost barriers and make sure all women have access to preventive health care, the health care law requires private insurance plans to cover a wide range of preventive services, including an annual well-woman visit, breastfeeding equipment and support, mammograms, pap-smears, smoking cessation, and contraceptives, without co-payments or other cost sharing requirements.

Immigrant Families and Taxes: Why It’s Important to File a Tax Return

January 28, 2015

You work hard to support your family. This fact sheet explains three reasons you should file a federal and state tax return in 2015.

State Tax Materials (Spanish and other languages)

January 26, 2015

The individual state fliers in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Hmong languages include information on tax credits specific to all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Working Women Benefit from Employer Responsibility in Health Care Law

January 26, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) ends discriminatory health insurance practices, makes health coverage more affordable and easier to obtain, and improves access to many of the health services women need. The law has already benefited women and their families by ensuring that health care costs don’t threaten their families’ financial stability and women get the health care they need. Now, some policymakers who oppose the health care law are pushing new policy proposals that would undermine the opportunity to access health insurance through an employer for more than one million women.

2014 State Level Abortion Restrictions: An Extreme Overreach into Women’s Reproductive Health Care

January 22, 2015

State legislators in 2014 continued to enact laws that restrict access to abortion or ban it outright. During the year, 15 states adopted 26 new restrictions that limit access to abortion. These state restrictions are a dangerous overreach into women’s personal medical decisions.

 

H.R. 7: A Dangerous and Misleading Bill that Threatens Women’s Health

January 22, 2015

H.R. 7 is a dangerous and misleading bill that has one goal – eliminating abortion coverage in all of the insurance markets. If H.R. 7 were to become law, all women could either lose insurance coverage that includes abortion or be stigmatized while seeking such comprehensive insurance. 

State Bans on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Endanger Women’s Health and Take Health Benefits Away from Women

January 22, 2015

The health care law goes a long way toward improving women’s health and addressing the discrimination women have faced in the health insurance market. Unfortunately however, the health care law explicitly allows states to pass laws banning private insurance coverage of abortion in any exchange set up in their state.  State politicians who want abortion to be illegal have wasted no time pushing bans on insurance coverage of abortion, making abortion unaffordable and interfering with a woman’s ability to make her own health care decisions.

H.R. 36, A Nationwide Abortion Ban, Would Allow Politicians, Not Women or Medical Experts, to Decide Women’s Personal Medical Decisions

January 16, 2015

H.R. 36 is a nationwide ban on later abortions that would apply in every state across the country. It is an unconstitutional attempt to take away from women, their health care providers, and their families an extremely personal, medical decision. H.R. 36 callously makes it harder for women who are already facing difficult circumstances, and is a dangerous threat to women’s health and lives.

Overview of Selected State and Local Scheduling Protections

January 09, 2015

Workers in the United States face a range of scheduling challenges that limit their ability to succeed at work and in the rest of their lives. This issue brief provides an overview of three legislative solutions to this growing problem that have been enacted at the state and local level: right to request, reporting time pay, and split shift pay laws.