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 […]

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 […]