Immigrants Need Clarity on Public Charge

Posted October, 13 2021 by Amanda Dunker

The Biden Administration is planning to draft a new public charge rule, and is gathering information before it does so through a public comment process. Advocates have until October 22 to submit their comments (you can read the request for comments here.) The previous Administration’s expansion of the public charge rule is still harming New […]

Medicare and Medical Debt

Posted October, 1 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Medicare is a life-saver for older Americans, but it does have out-of-pocket costs that can expose some patients to medical debt. A new issue brief created for HCFANY by the Medicare Rights Center explains some of the causes of medical debt for people enrolled in Medicare and describes some steps patients can take to avoid […]

Governor Hochul’s Health Care To-Do List

Posted September, 24 2021 by Amanda Dunker

By CSS NY This week, CSS VP of Health Initiatives Elisabeth Benjamin joined David Lombardo on The Capitol Pressroom to discuss how Governor Kathy Hochul can use her new position to make our state’s health care system work better for patients. Below are six items that should be on Governor Hochul’s health care to-do list: 1. PASS […]

Governor Hochul Can Protect Health Consumers by Signing Interest Rate and Health Equity Bills!

Posted September, 17 2021 by Amanda Dunker

By Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York In the 2021 session’s closing weeks, the Assembly and Senate each passed two important pieces of legislation, which — if signed by the Governor — will strongly assist health care consumers. Lawsuits Against Consumers: Between 2015 and 2019, New York hospitals sued over 40,000 New […]