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 & 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.
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