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Testimony on the 2021-2022 State Budget

Posted March 24, 2021 by Amanda Dunker

This testimony was submitted on February 25, 2021. Download a pdf below.   Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) would like to thank the chairs and members of the Assembly Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committees for providing the public an opportunity to provide our comments on the state budget. HCFANY is […]

Urgent Health Actions For 2021

Posted January 27, 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Coverage Half of New Yorkers say that they cannot afford medical care even with insurance and another 5 percent of New Yorkers, 1 million people, have no coverage at all. New York should enact the New York Health Act (S3577a/A5248a) to cover everyone. RIGHT NOW: Pass S2549/A1585 to ensure that immigrants affected by COVID-19 have […]

Webinar: FY21 Budget Briefing for Health Justice Advocates

Posted February 13, 2020 by Amanda Dunker

Download the slides below. Listen to a recording here. Join Medicaid Matters, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State, Health Care for All NY, Coverage4All, and the Campaign for NY Health for an overview of the 2021 Executive Budget Proposal and its implications for healthcare in NYS. In 2019, our coalitions convened to […]

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Comments on the 2023 Individual Market Rate Requests

Posted July 1, 2022 by Amanda Dunker

HCFANY submitted the following comments on the 2023 rate requests to the Department of Financial Services. Comments on the individual market in general are below, and comments on the carriers’ specific requests are available under “Downloads” at the bottom of the post. New York’s Individual Market For the past two years, New York’s individual market […]

Memo of Support: Modernizing the Hospital Financial Assistance Law (S7625|A8441)

Posted March 4, 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Memorandum in Support of S7625/A8441 Patient Medical Debt Protection Act Modernizing the Hospital Financial Assistance Law January 2022 An Act to amend the public health law to protect New Yorkers from unfair debt collection practices by requiring the use of a uniform hospital financial assistance form and policy.   Health Care for All New York […]

End Medical Debt Workshop

Posted February 18, 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Download the slides here. Listen to a recording here. NY’s nonprofit hospitals have filed over 4,800 liens against patient’s homes in just two years and our research shows that the patients whose wages are being garnished are low-wage workers, who work retail and service jobs. Medical debt disproportionately affects people of color in many counties throughout […]

HCFANY Coverage Expansions Workshop

Posted February 17, 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Download the slides here. Join us to learn what you can do with HCFANY to fight for the coverage expansion proposals we talked about at our HCFANY’s Winter Meeting. We’ll talk about concrete actions you can take and we’d love to hear your ideas too!