MoveOn.org has announced a pre-Inauguration rally featuring NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Reverend Al Sharpton, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Shailene Woodley, Rosie Perez, and Alec Baldwin, other elected officials, community organizations, and thousands of New Yorkers who will gather outside of Trump International Hotel & Tower near Columbus Circle at 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 19 to stand united and send a message to the President-elect and Congress that New York will protect the rights of people and the environment.
They have explained that the purpose of the rally is to make it clear to the incoming President and Congress that New Yorkers will continue to work to make real progress on important issues such as healthcare, climate change, social justice and immigrant rights. New York City and cities across the country are committed to working in solidarity with people fighting to advance the causes of racial, social, environmental and economic justice.
You can join the Facebook event here.
Health Care is Under Attack in Congress! It’s “all hands on deck” BIG time!
Join HCFANY at our upcoming annual meeting next Monday, January 23 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1199 SEIU, 155 Washington Street, in Albany. Please register here.
Highlights will include:
- Special keynote speaker: Dr. David Sandman, President and CEO, NYS Health Foundation
- Presentation of HCFANY’s Annual “Consumer Health Care Champion” Award to Assmblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes. AM Peoples-Stokes has been a key leader for health care justice, serving on both the Health and Insurance Committees, and within the leadership of the legislature’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus.
Important topics to be discussed:
- The immediate fights over the future of the ACA and reproductive health care
- The coming fights over Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Plus
- Governor Cuomo’s proposed 2017-18 budget
- HCFANY’s 2017 policy agenda for New York
- New York’s continued push toward health system transformation: DSRIP, SHIP, PHIP, and value-based payment
Any questions? Contact Taylor Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org ot 212.614.5541
More info at www.hcfany.org
Follow up on blog posted December 30, 2016.
Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer (NY), and House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (CA) have called for a national day of action titled, “Our First Stand: Save Health Care,” this Sunday, January 15 to oppose any cuts to health care, and particularly Medicare and Medicaid.
Events are taking place in the following locations in New York State:
- Manhattan (Upper West Side), 12:30 PM
- Manhattan (Washington Heights), 1:30 PM
- Manhattan (Financial District), 11:30 AM
- Bronx, 11:00 AM
- Westbury (Long Island) 12:30 PM
Please follow the links to register.
We at HCFANY are committed to preserving and expanding the coverage gains and consumer protections won under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). HCFANY is compiling resources to make sure consumers have as much information as possible and know the different ways that they can get involved in the fight for health care.
HCFANY will also be hosting a webinar this Friday, January 13 from 12:30-1:30 PM that will include the most up to date details on ACA repeal in New York State.
Stay tuned and keep fighting.
- Call your elected representatives at 866-426-2631 and tell them not to repeal the ACA. Just type in your zip code to get routed to the right office. This number is in operation until January 24th.
- Share your story! How has the ACA affected your life? Let us know using our story form.
Impact on New York of an ACA Repeal
- Governor Cuomo provided county-by-county estimates of coverage losses and direct budget impacts of a repeal.
Statements from New York’s Leaders
- Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the House Majority Leader to “do no harm,” and to reject the ACA repeal and any plan to turn Medicaid into a block grant program or cap its funding on a per-capita basis.
- Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo argued that repealing the ACA with no replacement would be “disastrous” for our insurance markets and discussed the importance of the individual mandate and tax credits for keeping premiums down. She also argued that allowing insurance sales across state borders would create a ‘race to the bottom’ and “violate a fundamental principle of state sovereignty.”