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 […]

Tell Congress — Pass The Inflation Reduction Act Now!

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We are urging Congress to pass, during the current legislative session, the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill addresses two critical healthcare issues that affect all Americans: the cost of prescription drugs and insurance premiums. The Act allows Medicare for the first time to negotiate prescription drug prices It caps out of pocket costs at $2,000  […]

HEP Statement on the overturning of Roe v. Wade

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In order to have real access to quality, affordable healthcare, Americans need two things: the ability to make informed personal decisions about one’s own wellbeing, and a strong relationship with their healthcare professional. The SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade is so concerning because it fundamentally undercuts both the ability to make healthy personal decisions [...]

Your voices were heard: NYS budget funds healthcare priorities

Categories :News , NY State Budget
The Healthcare Education Project applauds Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their efforts in making healthcare a priority in the FY23 budget. ¿Qué implica para usted el presupuesto del estado de Nueva York? Haga clic aquí This budget was a step towards major improvements in healthcare. Money for our vulnerable safety-nets; an emphasis [...]

New York’s FY23 Budget and Healthcare

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¿Qué implica para usted el presupuesto del estado de Nueva York? Haga clic aquí

Where To Find Free COVID Tests

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Low and no-cost COVID-19 testing is available for all ages across New York State, including the uninsured, at health clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and other testing sites. At-home testing kits are also available from NYC Health + Hospitals. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call the testing site or your health care provider before you [...]

April Fools!

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Like all things, moderation is key to a good diet (in other words, NOT an eating contest). An unbalanced diet affects our health significantly. Obesity is only one consequence, and yet, in 2020, a staggering 42.4% of Americans were struggling with obesity, one of the leading causes of death. And despite trends in healthier eating, […]

New Masking Guidelines

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Congress MUST pass the Build Back Better bill!

Categories :Healthcare Issues , News

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 […]

Frequently asked questions about kids and COVID vaccines, answered by pediatrician Dr. Judith Flores.

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Question: Are young people even at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Flores: Over the past weeks, the number of children and young people who have been infected with COVID has been increasing at an alarming rate and children with COVID are being hospitalized every day. Getting vaccinated is the best protection for kids over 12 [...]