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Coverage4All Myths

Posted May 25, 2023 by Amanda Dunker

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 […]

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 […]

Hospital Financial Assistance Resources

One-Pager: Non-profit Hospitals would keep New Yorkers in debt for the rest of their lives

Posted March 6, 2024 by Marielle Ray

Under the current Hospital Financial Assistance Law (HFAL) over 80,000 New Yorkers have been sued for medical debt and 740,000 New Yorkers are burdened by medical debt. Modernizing the HFAL is a critical step toward eliminating medical debt; but the Hospitals are advocating for regressive amendments to the HFAL that will leave New Yorkers in […]

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 […]