State Budget Action Needed!

Posted March, 15 2019 by Amanda Dunker

In 2019 half of New Yorkers said they could not afford basic care like prescriptions or recommended tests. New Yorkers told us they are taking drastic steps to get health care, like cutting their pills in half or using up all of their savings. Yet the budget does almost nothing to expand health coverage or […]

New Yorkers Still Struggle to Afford Healthcare

Posted March, 6 2019 by Amanda Dunker

A new survey found that most New Yorkers still struggle to afford healthcare and are worried about affording care in the future. This probably isn’t news to many of us – but the findings make the state budget’s lack of action on health care even more glaring. New York has traditionally been a healthcare leader, […]

“Most Progressive State” Budget Fails on Health Care

Posted January, 17 2019 by Amanda Dunker

The proposed executive budget is shockingly silent on health coverage: -Health insurance for immigrants left behind by the ACA:  $0 -State premium assistance for people who can’t afford coverage:  $0 -Funding to stabilize the high costs of NY’s individual market: $0. Instead, the people get a “commission” of so-called experts. What can a commission tell […]

A Big Day for Immigrant Coverage!

Posted January, 9 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Yesterday we steeled ourselves for another low point in President Trump’s relentless campaign against immigrants. But some great stuff happened for immigrants too! First, California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, announced that his budget will include public health insurance for low-income, undocumented young adults. New York and California have both done a lot over the years […]