Healthcare Education

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

Categories :Healthcare Issues

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. […]

COVID-19: HEROES Act versus the HEALS Act

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

Are you ready for the next healthcare fight?

On May 4th, two years ago, the most unpopular bill in the history of healthcare passed the Republican-controlled House: The American Health Care Act.  Together, we stopped it from passing in the Senate by one single vote. Yet, the Trump Administration is still at it.  The effort to repeal the ACA is in the courts [...]