🚨 Take Action to End Medical Debt in NY 🚨

Posted June, 1 2023 by Amanda Dunker

The NY Senate just passed the Fair Medical Debt Reporting Act (S4907A/A6275A), an important step toward protecting patients from the long-term consequences of medical debt. This bill would prohibit medical debt from being collected by a consumer reporting agency or included in a consumer report. Now we need your help urging the NY Assembly to […]

Centering Racial Equity in New York Policymaking: The New York City Racial Justice Ballot Proposals

Posted June, 1 2023 by Melissa Genadri

Guest Post by Melissa Genadri, Health and Economic Mobility Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund – New York During the 2022 Midterm Elections, New York City voters overwhelmingly voted in support of a trio of ballot proposals focused on promoting citywide racial justice and ending systemic racism in City government.  Spearheaded by the New York City […]

CSS Brief Highlights Need for Fairer Financial Assistance in New York Hospitals

Posted April, 19 2023 by Amanda Dunker

After she rushed to a hospital-based urgent care facility with a painful tooth, Bebhinn was asked to pay $600 in fees and copays. Her Medicare did not cover dental, so she was denied care and sent to the emergency room where she waited for six hours to be seen. After she got the care she […]

For New Yorkers With Disabilities, Medicaid Expansion Would “Be A Godsend”

Posted April, 12 2023 by Amanda Dunker

Nancy Rodriguez, a 66-year-old Queens resident, struggles with a number of life-altering cardiopulmonary medical conditions. She works at a doctor’s office despite her disability, to supplement her modest Social Security benefits. Nancy’s total income is about $30,000 a year, including Social Security — too much to qualify for ordinary Medicaid. Since 2017, she has used […]