Healthcare Education

Thank you for passing the Inflation Reduction Act!

This weekend, the Senate voted to pass a historic bill.  The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a victory for all who have fought for decades for lower prescription drug prices and more affordable healthcare. The Act, supported by all 50 Democrats with a tie-breaking vote by Vice-President Kamala Harris, carries significant healthcare provisions besides […]

Congress MUST pass the Build Back Better bill!

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When Congress previously passed the infrastructure bill, it showed that it could work together to make real change in the lives of Americans. It must now pass more legislation that focuses on healthcare, support for families, climate change, and other critical provisions. Contact your Representative to ask them to pass the BBB bill now! Here […]

A Message from New York’s Faith Leaders: Get Vaccinated!

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New York’s faith leaders have a message for New Yorkers: getting vaccinated is necessary to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Whether from their personal experiences with COVID-19 or because of the principles of their faith, these religious leaders want their communities to join them in stepping up and getting vaccinated.

SCOTUS Upholds the Affordable Care Act

Today’s decision by SCOTUS to uphold the Affordable Care Act   preserves a landmark law that has protected millions of Americans across the country, especially during the pandemic. The benefits of the ACA are virtually immeasurable: thanks to Medicaid expansion in the majority of states, increased subsidies for lower-income Americans to access quality, affordable healthcare, and […]

Update: Texas Court Case – Supreme Court upholds the ACA!

Since September of 2018, a group of Republican Attorneys General have been seeking to have the ACA ruled unconstitutional. Here's a look back at how the case has evolved--told by some of the most reputable press outlets. June 17th, 2021: NBC News - The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act November 10th, 2020: Washington [...]

The Latest COVID-19 Relief Package (American Rescue Plan) – How does it benefit me?

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Every day we hear about the American Rescue Plan, which is the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 relief plan for all Americans. But how does it benefit you, your family, your community, and healthcare? Read on. 1. Helping individuals and families It provides $1,400 checks directly to individuals, extends unemployment, and provides renter relief. Read more 2. […]

What are Medicaid Block Grants?

The Trump Administration has proposed that states receive a Medicaid block grant. This means the federal government will provide a specific amount of funding to states and allow state governments to decide how to use that funding to deliver healthcare to citizens. Why does it matter? States that opt in to the block grant program […]

Healthcare Union and Legislators Join Nursing Homes to Oppose Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts “We Are Scared”

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What: Press conference calling to stop drastic Medicaid funding cut to nursing homes When: Thursday, October 31st, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. Where: Hillside Manor Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, LLC, 182-15 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Estates, New York 11432 Who: 1199SEIU healthcare workers, New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, Assembly Member David […]

Bucking National Trends, New York’s Uninsured Rate Continues to Decline, Reaching a Historic Low of 4.7 Percent

Under Governor Cuomo’s Leadership, New York’s Uninsured Rate is now the Lowest Among Large States