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 links:
- Campaign for New York Health (nyhcampaign.org)
- FAQ NY Health and Medicare
- VIEW RECORDING of the FEB 18, 2021 Virtual Forum-NY Health Act
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.
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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.
Discussion About the NY Health Act, Public Option and Other Proposed Federal Health Policies APRIL 27; 6 PM - 7 PM Join the meeting via computer, tablet or phone TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE; Registration questions, please call 518-719-5757 PANEL OF SPEAKERS: • María...
GILLIBRAND, JOINED BY MANHATTAN BP BREWER AND ADVOCATES, ANNOUNCES SWEEPING LEGISLATION TO LOWER PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES
StateWide Executive Director Maria Alvarez and Board President Mario Henry joined Senator Gillibrand, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and DRNY Director Timothy Clune to announce a package of three bills to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and help...
People across the country are receiving emails and texts, asking them to complete a limited-time survey about the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine. In exchange, people are offered a free reward but asked to pay shipping fees. If you get an email or text like...