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.
Boomer Senior Roundtable Series Session IV: Meeting the Needs of a Growing Community. Thursday, April 4th, 8:30 am – 10:30 am at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The number of older adults across New York...read more
Times Union by Bethany Bump; Published 12:56 pm EST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 ALBANY — The NY StateWide Senior Action Council is looking for small community-based organizations from around the Capital Region interested in addressing social determinants of health. The...read more
NYS Senate Manhattan Delegation Budget Forum held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 Budget forum video and all written budget testimony. https://www.nysenate.gov/calendar/events/liz-krueger/march-02-2019/manhattan-state-budget-forumread more