Mark your calendars, folks!

Alright kids, it’s that time of the year again! The weather is getting colder and state politics are heating up – all clear indications that HCFANY’s annual statewide meeting is just around the bend.

So, get out your datebooks or your newfangled iCalendars or whatnot and pencil in the following info:

HCFANY Annual Meeting

December 13, 2011

January 5, 2012

11 am – 4 pm

Westminster Presb. Church

85 Chestnut Street Entrance

 Albany, NY

That will suffice for the moment while HCFANY’s Organizing Commitee  continues to hash out the details and finalize the agenda.

It’s been a busy summer, and next session is shaping up to be a doozy! Come hear what HCFANY has been up to, what we’ve got in store for you in the coming months, and how you can get involved.  We just can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces again!

Not a member of HCFANY yet? That’s okay! Come sit in on the meeting and see what we’re all about.  Like to be ahead of the game? You can RSVP now for the meeting too, if you’d like.

Click here to RSVP for HCFANY’s Annual Meeting on December 13th in Albany.

Otherwise, stay tuned for more details!

[P.S. – here is a Google map of the location, in case anybody needs it]


Got plans for this Wednesday? Do you have a health care horror story to tell? Want to make a statement for health reform through *peaceful* protest? If so, then head down to Zucotti Park this Wednesday!

Healthcare for the 99%, a working group of the Occupy Wall Street movement is spearheading a “March Against the Health Insurance Industry” this Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 26th.

Festivities will start at 3 PM just under that giant red sculpture thingy in Zucotti Park.

From there, the agenda is as follows:

  • 4 p.m. – Open Speakout: Got a health care story to tell? Like to talk in front of large audiences? Now is your chance to SHINE!
  • 4:30 – March Against the Health Insurance Industry begins at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (One Liberty Plaza):  located across the street from Zuccotti park, Empire is a subsidiary of WellPoint, the largest publicly-traded health insurance company. (Wellpoint is a company that bought up formerly-non-profit Blue Cross plans once they converted to for-profit.)
  • 5:30pm – WellCare (110 5th Ave): the for-profit company that administers Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs in New York and other states.
  • 6pm – St Vincent’s Community Hospital (12th St & 7th Ave): St. Vinny’s closed earlier this year due to bankruptcy leaving a huge health care gap on the West side.  March will end here!

To learn more, or to get involved with Health Care for the 99%, send an email to, or check out