The Aftermath of a Hospital Stay – How Much Do I Owe?

Posted February, 20 2020 by Amanda Dunker

Post by Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York A hospital stay can be among the most stressful events in the life of many people.  And for some, the stress can continue after you are discharged – due to the simple fact that all too many hospitals simply are unable to present you […]

HCFANY Statement on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Message

Posted January, 8 2020 by carrie

Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) is a statewide coalition of over 170 consumer-focused organizations dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health coverage for all New Yorkers, and ensuring that the concerns of real New Yorkers are heard and reflected in policy conversations. HCFANY commends Governor Cuomo for including three important health care initiatives in […]

Proposals by Gov. Cuomo Would Lower RX Drug Costs

Posted December, 18 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Gov. Cuomo announced three proposals today that would make prescription drugs more affordable for New Yorkers. Prescription drug costs are a big barrier to care – one survey found that 45 percent of New Yorkers had avoided care, including not filling prescriptions or cutting pills in half, due to costs. The first would cap insulin […]

New York Releases New Insurance Protections for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

Posted November, 20 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Governor Cuomo announced new protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people today in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender and gender non-conforming people live with the burden of violence and discrimination in many parts of their lives, including when they need health care. This discrimination comes from providers, who refuse to provide treatments (whether […]