Eight in Ten New Yorkers Support Health Coverage for All New Yorkers 

Posted March, 27 2023 by Amanda Dunker

With the deadline for the New York State budget fast approaching, Coverage for All legislation (Rivera S2237|Gonzalez-Rojas A3020) is on the short list of items under consideration. The State Senate and Assembly have included the measure to expand health insurance to all New York immigrants in their one-house budgets—a crucial step closer towards true health […]

Tell NY Leaders to Protect Patients in the Final Budget

Posted March, 23 2023 by Amanda Dunker

Today, an extraordinarily diverse group of 61 organizations representing patients, religious leaders, labor organizations, people who are older, have disabilities, immigrants and people of color and more sent a letter to Majority-Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie calling on elected officials to include the Ounce of Prevention Act (S1366 (2023) | A8441A (2022)) in […]

Tell the Governor All New Yorkers Deserve Access to Health Care #Coverage4All

Posted March, 7 2023 by Amanda Dunker

Health insurance coverage improves physical and mental health outcomes, including life expectancy and stabilizes enrollees’ financial security by reducing medical debt and bankruptcies. Nearly all New Yorkers can access comprehensive, affordable health care through the Marketplace, except some immigrants because of their immigration status. This situation amplifies existing health disparities. Last year, Governor Kathy Hochul […]

What New #EndMedicalDebt Protections Mean for NY’ers

Posted January, 5 2023 by Amanda Dunker

Two new laws will protect New Yorkers from medical debt in 2023. The first bill, signed by Governor Hochul in November, stops all medical providers from garnishing patients’ wages or placing liens on their homes to collect medical debt judgments (S.6522A/A.7363A). The second bill, signed last week, reforms the practice of imposing facility fees by […]