New York’s Consumer Protection Laws Are Failing Hospital Patients

Posted March, 23 2021 by Amanda Dunker

By Emily Vaculik, Albany Law Student, and Bob Cohen, Citizen Action Policy Director When you buy a car, you can assume that the purchase price in your contract is the total amount you are expected to pay. It is illegal for the dealership to bill you extra for already included features like a roof rack […]

Opportunities to Learn and Take Action

Posted January, 27 2021 by Amanda Dunker

There are lots of opportunities coming up over the next couple of weeks to learn more about health policy priorities and how to take action. Here’s a few of them! TODAY: Statewide Day of Action for Guaranteed Healthcare (link) The Campaign for New York Health is holding a day of action for the New York […]

Governor Cuomo proposal to eliminate premiums for 400,000 New Yorkers

Posted January, 11 2021 by carrie

If you tuned in to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address today, you heard him say that he will eliminate premiums for 400,000 New Yorkers! HCFANY applauds this proposal which will eliminate the $20 monthly premium for some Essential Plan enrollees with incomes up to $25,500 per year. Currently, people with household incomes at 150-200% […]

People of Color in New York Would Particularly Benefit from Medical Debt Protections

Posted November, 19 2020 by admin

Author: Emily Vaculik, Citizen Action of New York     The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the debt problems of many Americans but has had particularly bad impacts on those already struggling. Families devastated by the impacts of the virus often have to confront additional burdens — abusive debt collection tactics for their medical bills. Decades of discriminatory […]