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HCFANY CELEBRATES NEW CENSUS DATA SHOWING HUGE DROP IN UNINSURED

Posted September 14, 2017 by Amanda Dunker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2017 (Albany, NY) – The United States Census Bureau released updated data yesterday that demonstrate the ongoing success of the New York State of Health (NYSOH) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Leaders of Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) – a coalition of over 170 health care consumer advocacy organizations […]

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Issue Brief: HCFANY’s Racial & Ethnic Disparities Task Force

Posted September 7, 2011 by Amanda

HCFANY’s Racial & Ethnic Disparities Task Force is a subproject of HCFANY which guides our work involving health equity. In 2011-2012, HCFANY’s Racial & Ethnic Disparities Task Force will be focusing work around the following priorities: Promoting language access in health coverage Requiring uniform data collection and reporting Promoting cultural competency training for medical professionals Promoting Community Health Centers

Issue Brief: Health Disparities in New York’s Public Insurance Programs

Posted June 7, 2011 by Amanda

Despite significant overall health spending and extensive public health insurance coverage, New York State experiences challenges in achieving a high-performing health care system. These challenges are particularly acute for underserved communities, which are disproportionately made up of low-income people and racial and ethnic minorities. New York has a sophisticated quality assurance and monitoring program that […]

Issue Brief: Addressing Health Disparities Through the Affordable Care Act

Posted May 4, 2011 by Amanda

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents a unique opportunity to comprehensively address health disparities in New York. Under the new law, states must establish health insurance Exchanges by 2014, including passing legislation to do so. These Exchanges present several new provisions–and new opportunities–for states to reduce health disparities across race, ethnicity, disability status, gender, and language.