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The Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court

Efforts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) have been voted on and defeated in Congress ever since it was passed ten years ago, and now the federal government and some states have a lawsuit (California v. Texas) appealing to the courts to eliminate the ACA. That case will be heard before the US Supreme Court on November 10th. Now is a good time to re-educate ourselves regarding the...

Calling for Action on Improved Medicare for All – August 22, 2020

All across the country, advocates will be calling for federal action on Improved Medicare for All. Here in New York, StateWide Senior Action Council is part of a group planning action - and because we want everyone to be safe - you can take action from home. Join the effort to raise our voices through Facebook or Twitter or email or phone on Saturday afternoon.  Just RSVP at this link and you'll...

Time to Speak Up About Nursing Home Quality Concerns

The NYS Legislature will be holding hearings to review New York State’s rate of infection and mortality due to COVID-19 in residential health care facilities on August 3 & August 10.  There will also be a hearing on hospital care during the pandemic on August 12.  More detail on how to have your voice heard will be posted soon.  NY StateWide Senior Action Council will plan to testify and...

StateWide E-News – Virtual Rally for Universal, Guaranteed Health Care May 20 at noon

We are learning many lessons as the state responds to the pandemic - but one thing is certain - many New Yorkers are under-insured, they have high out of pocket costs, and the high rate of unemployment is an unkind reminder that for many, their health insurance is tied to their employer. Time is long overdue for improvements to health coverage, and NY StateWide Senior Action Council has been...

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