Check out the June 2013 policy focus to learn more about the mandate for employers to provide first-dollar insurance coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptives.
In 2012, HHS mandated that employer-sponsored insurance include comprehensive coverage for contraceptives. What will the consequences of such a mandate be?
Over 20 pro-freedom organizations signed this letter sent to the nation's top ten retailers that are being targeted by the "Mind the Store" campaign urging them to reject this alarmism and support consumer freedom.
One of the primary ways the Affordable Care Act sought to expand insurance coverage was through the government program for low-income people, Medicaid. But is it a good idea to expand this program?
Americans are understandably concerned about the causes of cancer, and about whether exposure to common chemicals increases their risks. Read our April policy focus to find out more about chemicals and cancer.
New advancements in fracking technology have sparked an affordable, clean energy boom that has led to newly created jobs, lower energy prices, and has significantly reduced America's carbon emissions.
The 113th Congress is currently considering the third reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Read our short policy paper that answers the critical questions on the legislation.
President Obama has argued higher tax rates are the key to balancing the budget and that only the so-called “rich” will be affected by tax increases. Our policy focus arms you with the facts about significant tax changes in 2013.
Get the facts on the Violence Against Women Act. Valuable legislation to keep women from harm? Or misguided law with serious flaws?
The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) creates statewide “exchanges” or organizations that will oversee the sale and purchase of health insurance. Read the January Policy Focus to find out how this will work.
Americans want a safe, secure and abundant food supply for themselves and for people around the world. Genetically modified food plays an important part in achieving that goal.
Americans value a clean and healthy environment. We also value safe, reliable, affordable transportation.
Carrie L. Lukas
Americans want a safety net for those in need. Yet increasingly, government aid programs are becoming a regular source of income for average American families.
The unemployment rate changes slightly every month. What does that number mean? What about women's unemployment? How can we create a better economic situation for women?
Americans need to understand how both Paul Ryan and President Obama’s Medicare reforms work so that they can decide which option they prefer for Medicare in the future.
In the United States, the average working woman earns about three-quarters as much money as the average man. Is this evidence of discrimination? Or something else?
Vicki E. Alger
College student loan debt now surpasses $1 trillion. That’s more than Americans owe on their credit cards and car loans, and that amount is projected to grow $100 billion annually. How do we solve this problem?
Many Americans would like to see Congress repeal ObamaCare, go back to the drawing board and implement different health policies. What would those different policies look like?
Carrie L. Lukas
The President and Democratic Senators are championing The Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act of 1938, supposedly to address and discourage workplace discrimination against women.
Check out the IWF Fact Sheet on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Would this bill really make women's wages more fair?
Vicki E. Alger
Gratitude for our armed forces should not stop at the schoolhouse door. Members of our military should be able to use their existing GI bill benefits for Military Education Savings Accounts for their children.
The President says the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is helpful to women. What does the law actually do? Find out with this new fact sheet from IWF.
Forty years ago next month, Title IX was signed into law. The intention was to outlaw sex discrimination in academia, including in athletics, to ensure that women had equal opportunity to participate and excel.
Check out the April Policy Focus and find out about the “Equal Pay Day” myth.
Christina Villegas and David B. Muhlhausen Ph.D.
Despite the fact that each state has statutes that punish domestic violence, the federal government intervened in 1994 with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Check out the March Policy Focus and find out how a simplification of our tax code would save Americans time and money.
Check out the February Policy Focus and learn how the Affordable Care Act could affect individual rights and our system of governance if upheld.
Check out the January Policy Focus and learn how government is increasingly micromanaging food producers in the name of promoting better health.
IWF Senior Fellow Vicki Alger examines the importance of teacher quality in Nebraska, and compares the state to Florida, where certain reforms have improved student achievement.
This Christmas season, we can give a helping hand to the millions of Americans who rely on federal assistance by reforming and shrinking the welfare state. The best gift we can give Americans of all social classes is greater opportunity to succeed.
Check out the November Policy Focus and learn how innovative new education strategies can be applied to the U.S. school system.
Check out the October Policy Focus and learn how over-regulation of health care raises and shifts costs, lowers quality, and lessens freedom.
Recipes for Rational Government from the Independent Women's Forum
How States Can Fulfill the Promise of Safe Schools for All Students
Republicans and Democrats increasingly acknowledge that reforming Social Security needs to be a part of our long-term debt solution. As we start this discussion about the future of Social Security, seniors need to understand that Social Security reform is really about how the program will work for future generations. No one proposes cutting benefits for those depending on Social Security today.