A day of remembrance

Posted January, 21 2013 by arianne

Just a short post today to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – a man with a gift for capturing the human spirit and inciting action through his words. And, as we continue our work in the coming year to achieve quality, affordable health care for ALL New Yorkers, let us keep in mind the […]

Day of ACAtion!

Posted December, 18 2012 by arianne

On June 15, 2012 President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, potentially changing the lives over one million young immigrants. These are the young people that would have benefited from the DREAM Act. So far, with over 350,000 individuals having applied for DACA, the program has been a huge success. As […]

Exchange Stakeholder Meeting Puts Spotlight on Health Disparities

Posted September, 10 2012 by arianne

Guest Blogger: Bob Cohen, Esq.; Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York A primary care physician failed to find a woman’s breast lump, because the physician always examined her as she sat in her wheelchair. Nineteen percent of physicians questioned in a 2007 study reported that they were uncomfortable treating LGBT patients. Black New Yorkers […]

Health Care Champions Challenge the Status Quo

Posted March, 4 2009 by arianne

On February 27, 2009 the Community Service Society of New York (“CSS”) hosted a roundtable “Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Coverage & Outcomes in Public Insurance Programs.” This event brought together-by invite only-experts from the public and private sectors to review evidence and discuss concrete policy approaches to reducing racial and ethnic […]