In 2022, the FY 2023 budget deal resulted in a promise made by Governor Hochul’s Administration to seek federal funding through a 1332 Waiver to expand our Essential Plan program to all New York State residents, including immigrants who are undocumented. In a turnaround, the State’s final FY 2024 proposed budget excludes immigrants from the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Medical debt is a big problem in New York. In 2021, HCFANY held focus groups to find out more about how this issue affects different people across the state. This issue brief from HCFANY member Raising Women’s Voices – NY discusses some of the specific billing and coverage issues that can result in unfair medical […]
The coronavirus public health emergency has had serious repercussions for New Yorkers, many of whom now find themselves struggling to pay for healthcare. Additionally, many people remain uninsured. Download HCFANY’s fact sheet on Medicare Coverage and Coronavirus below.
HCFANY submitted the attached comments in response to a proposed rule published here in on April 2, 2019. The proposed rule results in large cuts to the state’s Essential Plan, which provides low-cost insurance to almost 800,000 New Yorkers. HCFANY finds that the rationale for the cuts is not based in reality and that CMS […]