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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 […]

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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 […]

Testimony on Governor Hochul’s 2024-25 Budget Proposal

Posted February 22, 2024 by Marielle Ray

HCFANY is grateful to have had the opportunity to testify at the 2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health. Our detailed written comments are linked here. The Executive Budget includes many positive proposals that will help protect consumers from medical debt and enhance their ability to access affordable health coverage, including: Modernizing the State’s Hospital Financial Assistance […]