Health Care is Financially Out-of-Reach for New Yorkers – and They Are Fed Up

Posted April, 29 2019 by Amanda Dunker

New York City health care leaders called for more city and state efforts to address health care affordability during a panel discussion this morning at the Community Service Society of New York. Speakers including Dr Mitch Katz, NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO; Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus, Director of Legal Services at NMIC; Mark Levine, Chair […]

State Budget Action Needed!

Posted March, 15 2019 by Amanda Dunker

In 2019 half of New Yorkers said they could not afford basic care like prescriptions or recommended tests. New Yorkers told us they are taking drastic steps to get health care, like cutting their pills in half or using up all of their savings. Yet the budget does almost nothing to expand health coverage or […]

New Yorkers Still Struggle to Afford Healthcare

Posted March, 6 2019 by Amanda Dunker

A new survey found that most New Yorkers still struggle to afford healthcare and are worried about affording care in the future. This probably isn’t news to many of us – but the findings make the state budget’s lack of action on health care even more glaring. New York has traditionally been a healthcare leader, […]

“Most Progressive State” Budget Fails on Health Care

Posted January, 17 2019 by Amanda Dunker

The proposed executive budget is shockingly silent on health coverage: -Health insurance for immigrants left behind by the ACA:  $0 -State premium assistance for people who can’t afford coverage:  $0 -Funding to stabilize the high costs of NY’s individual market: $0. Instead, the people get a “commission” of so-called experts. What can a commission tell […]