NY Health Act (Single Payer)
StateWide supports the right of New Yorkers to have a universal, single payer health system, eliminating premiums and co-payments for access to quality health care services. For more information please see the following link: https://www.nyhcampaign.org/learn or view our NY Health and Medicare FAQ.
Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act
StateWide’s members are advocating that the state must make sure that there is sufficient staff to respond in a timely manner to a hospital or nursing home patient’s call bell. Safe nursing staff to patient ratios reduce accidents, prevent infections and save lives.
For more information please see the following link: https://www.nysna.org/what’s-proposed-law#.W2TMbPZFz8w
Medicare Observation Status
Medicare requires 3 days of inpatient placement requirement to qualify for Part A coverage of post acute rehab in a skilled nursing facility. However, Medicare policies enacted a few years ago dictate that hospitals place many older persons staying overnight into “outpatient observation status” instead of admitting them that thus they areunable to meet the 3 day requirement. This places them at risk for paying the full cost of such care. Read more…
Home Care Crisis
StateWide is providing leadership to advocate on a new policy platform to address recruitment and retention incentives for home care workers. We have found significant gaps in services based on a shortage of needed home care workers that allow a senior in need of assistance to remain in their own homes. Read our policy paper and join our coalition of supporters.
By Stephanie Sorrell-White / email@example.com Posted Aug 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM ILION, N.Y. – Residents dealing with insufficient insurance or none at all may face a range of barriers, including the ability to handle the paperwork required to obtain the...
August 27, 2019 Kassadee Paulo (Left to right): Virginia Bough, Catherine Bucher, Mike Falonga, Marcus Harazin, Bob Sinacore, Lori Lyon, Stephanie Parrott and Mary Vanouse. FULTON – Some citizens of Oswego County met with two representatives of New York StateWide...
Alma Gonzalez, a home health aide, makes lunch for client Pearl Gould, 89, at Gould's Glen Cove home, on Friday. Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman By Carol Polskycarol.firstname.lastname@example.orgUpdated July 30, 2019 9:53 AM Trina Tonorezos’ 71-year-old sister, bedridden from...