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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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An Ounce Of Prevention: Reforming the Hospital Financial Assistance Law Could Save Pounds of Patient Debt

Posted May 11, 2023 by Amanda Dunker

As patients continue to get sued for medical debt, New York’s Hospital Financial Assistance Law (HFAL) needs urgent reform. Uneven implementation and enforcement of the HFAL leaves uninsured low-income patients and patients of color with medical debts that they cannot pay, contributing to economic insecurity and poor health outcomes. This brief explains how the Ounce […]

CSS Brief Highlights Need for Fairer Financial Assistance in New York Hospitals

Posted May 11, 2023 by Amanda Dunker

Bill pending in Albany would reform the state’s Hospital Financial Assistance Law to make the process of applying for financial aid simpler and more accessible for low-income patients The New York State Hospital Financial Assistance Law (HFAL) needs urgent reform. A new Community Service Society of New York (CSS) issue brief, “An Ounce of Prevention: Reforming […]