2022 Budget Roundup

Posted April, 26 2022 by Amanda Dunker

New York’s 2021-2022 budget includes some important provisions that will help patients access affordable health care. But the state could have done so much more given its 31 percent increase in tax revenue and budget surplus. Successful coverage expansions that were advocated for by HCFANY include: Essential Plan: The budget increases the eligibility limit for […]

What’s in the Budget Bills?

Posted March, 16 2022 by Amanda Dunker

This week, New York lawmakers made an impressive push toward expanding health coverage for all New Yorkers in Senate and Assembly budget proposals. Still, the proposals leave some key populations behind. In what would be a major win for immigrant justice advocates, both houses budgeted to expand health insurance to low-income immigrants. The Coverage4All proposal […]

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 […]