New York Must Protect its Patients from Predatory Interest Rates

Posted May, 10 2021 by Amanda

New Yorkers struggle with health care costs, even when they have insurance. Over 50,000 New York patients have been sued for medical debt by non-profit hospitals in the past five years—over 5,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic (March – December 2020). Check out the Community Service Society of New York’s Discharged Into Debt: A Pandemic Update report here to learn […]

NYSOH Saw Record Enrollments Even Before the Pandemic Started

Posted May, 5 2021 by Amanda Dunker

More New Yorkers than ever turned to NYSOH for affordable health coverage at the beginning of 2020. The latest NY State of Health (NYSOH) report shows that 25 percent of New Yorkers (4.9 million) enrolled in health coverage through the NY State of Health during 2020’s Open Enrollment Period.[1] This represents a 150,000 increase over […]

Statement on Anti-Asian Hate

Posted April, 15 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Across the United States, communities are struggling to overcome a global pandemic. And at the same time, Black, Indigenous, and peoples of color are once again disproportionately impacted due to systemic racism. In addition to overcoming the numerous inequities that have long been ignored, in the time of COVID-19, Asian Americans — particularly those who […]

Statement on the Adopted 2021-22 Health and Medicaid Budget

Posted April, 13 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Medicaid Matters New York and Health Care for All New York – the two major statewide health care consumer advocacy coalitions – applaud the State Legislature for several historic additions to the adopted state budget for 2021-22 related to funding for public schools and universities, rental and mortgage assistance, assistance to undocumented essential workers and […]