Statement on Anti-Asian Hate

Posted April, 15 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Across the United States, communities are struggling to overcome a global pandemic. And at the same time, Black, Indigenous, and peoples of color are once again disproportionately impacted due to systemic racism. In addition to overcoming the numerous inequities that have long been ignored, in the time of COVID-19, Asian Americans — particularly those who […]

Statement on the Adopted 2021-22 Health and Medicaid Budget

Posted April, 13 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Medicaid Matters New York and Health Care for All New York – the two major statewide health care consumer advocacy coalitions – applaud the State Legislature for several historic additions to the adopted state budget for 2021-22 related to funding for public schools and universities, rental and mortgage assistance, assistance to undocumented essential workers and […]

New York’s Consumer Protection Laws Are Failing Hospital Patients

Posted March, 23 2021 by Amanda Dunker

By Emily Vaculik, Albany Law Student, and Bob Cohen, Citizen Action Policy Director When you buy a car, you can assume that the purchase price in your contract is the total amount you are expected to pay. It is illegal for the dealership to bill you extra for already included features like a roof rack […]

Opportunities to Learn and Take Action

Posted January, 27 2021 by Amanda Dunker

There are lots of opportunities coming up over the next couple of weeks to learn more about health policy priorities and how to take action. Here’s a few of them! TODAY: Statewide Day of Action for Guaranteed Healthcare (link) The Campaign for New York Health is holding a day of action for the New York […]