Healthcare Education

Inflation Reduction Act 1-Year Anniversary

Last August, the Biden Administration passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a wide-reaching piece of legislation that ushered in sweeping changes to everything from climate and industrial policy to healthcare. The Inflation Reduction Act introduced a number of policies lowering healthcare costs and expanding access. As the law has begun to take effect over the [...]

Cutting a debt deal by cutting Medicaid? Tell your Rep NO!

Categories :Medicaid
Right now, Congress is in negotiations to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and pay down the national debt. 92 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid, which provides affordable care to: people with disabilities people with mental health and substance use disorders children pregnant women seniors in nursing homes rural Americans people of color Some in [...]

How Is Medicaid Coverage Changing When the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends?

Categories :Medicaid , News
Why is this important? Enrollees in Medicaid, Child Health Plus (CHP) and the Essential Plan (EP) have not had to renew their health insurance since early 2020 due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Insurance was automatically renewed without checking for eligibility. The PHE ends on May 11, 2023. That means that: Federal rules will [...]

Add your voice! Tell Albany to Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap!

See the letter signed by 160 community leaders across New York State urging Albany to close the Medicaid coverage gap. At HEP, we're doing all we can to protect and improve the healthcare that some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers rely on. We're meeting with legislators across the state, running ads on TV and [...]