Big Win for Better Data for All: NY Governor Kathy Hochul Signs AA and NH/PI Data Disaggregation Bill into Law!

Posted January, 11 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Guest post by Medha Ghosh, Health Policy Coordinator, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families On December 23, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the NYS Bill S6639/A6896 on Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA and NH/PI) data disaggregation into law.  This law mandates that all State agencies, departments, boards, and commissions that already collect […]

New Law Addresses Impact of Hospital Downsizing on Medically-Underserved New Yorkers

Posted January, 11 2022 by admin

Guest post by Lois Uttley, Women’s Health Program director at Community Catalyst and co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need When the first wave of COVID-19 hit New York City in the spring of 2020, it starkly revealed something health advocates had been worried about for some time. The neighborhoods when […]

2021 Advocacy Wins for Patients

Posted January, 3 2022 by Amanda Dunker

2021 was a difficult year for New York patients. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to overwhelm people and systems, patients still faced astonishingly high medical bills and issues getting coverage – putting their finances and well-being at risk during a global crisis. As a result, 2021 saw a major surge in patients avoiding necessary medical […]

Women Report Surprise Bills Despite New York’s Landmark Law

Posted December, 14 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Women are still struggling with surprise bills and making decisions about health care in the absence of meaningful price information, according to a focus group held by HCFANY. Several focus group participants described surprise bills as a big problem: Three described bills that should have been prevented by New York’s Surprise Bill Law. Some received […]