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 […]
The following document describes HCFANY’s recommendations for the 2011-2012 Governor’s Executive Budget. This is a preliminary version, which will be updated once the Medicaid Redesign Team announces its recommendations.
Health insurance has grown increasingly expensive. In New York, insurance premiums have risen by 81% between 2000 and 2007, compared to only an 11% increase in worker earnings. What would affordable health insurance look like to New York’s working families–and how would it factor into a health reform movement?
New York’s hospitals provide an important safety net uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers. In 1983, the State legislature created the Hospital Bad Debt and Charity Care (BDCC) pool (or the Hospital Indigent Care Pool) to help hospitals cover the costs of providing this care. Each year, New York’s hospitals receive $847 million in BDCC funds. But due to complicated […]