Racial Justice in Health Care: An Agenda for New York

Posted May, 7 2019 by Amanda Dunker

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman”, Martin Luther King Jr. famously said in 1966. Dr. King’s statement is sadly as true today in 2019 as it was in 1966. As a new HCFANY publication outlines (download it here), the quality of health care we receive in […]

A New Trump Threat to New York’s Essential Plan

Posted May, 2 2019 by Amanda Dunker

A new rule proposed by the Trump Administration could result in drastic cuts to New York’s Essential Plan, which covers almost 800,000 people. The rule was published on April 2 and comments are due by 5PM today (comments can be posted electronically here). You can read HCFANY’s comments here. The Essential Plan is an option […]

Health Care is Financially Out-of-Reach for New Yorkers – and They Are Fed Up

Posted April, 29 2019 by Amanda Dunker

New York City health care leaders called for more city and state efforts to address health care affordability during a panel discussion this morning at the Community Service Society of New York. Speakers including Dr Mitch Katz, NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO; Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus, Director of Legal Services at NMIC; Mark Levine, Chair […]

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 […]