What we do

  • Lobby for progressive healthcare legislation
    • Reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 2015
    • Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL NY), which resulted in a $1 billion capital investment in the state’s aging and financially struggling healthcare facilities
    • Health coverage for low-income legal immigrants under the state’s Medicaid and Family Health Plus programs
  • Organize public health fairs and healthcare forums
    • Forums on community health issues such as diabetes and sugary drinks
    • Health fairs with the participation of local hospitals, health centers and community institutions
    • Forums on the Affordable Care Act with navigators present to enroll people or answer questions
  • Host leadership dialogues
  • Protect healthcare
    • Protect Medicare funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) which funds hospitals – many in NY – to train doctors
    • Protect Medicaid funding for Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) which rely on this critical source of funding to meet their service mission