Healthcare Education

1199SEIU, GNYHA Tell Albany: Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap

Categories :Healthcare Issues , News
Digital Ad Campaign Urges Lawmakers to Boost Inadequate Medicaid Rates that Threaten Low-Income New Yorkers’ Access to Care Amid Worsening Mental Health Crisis  New Poll Shows New Yorkers Strongly Support Increasing Medicaid Reimbursement Rates to Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Including for Mental Health Services January 19, 2023…The Healthcare Education Project—a joint initiative of 1199SEIU United [...]

Blood Donor Awareness Month – Your Blood Can Save Lives

January is Blood Donor Awareness Month—a good opportunity to highlight the importance of donating blood and the impact it can have on saving lives. The average adult has approximately 10 pints of blood in their body. During a donation, approximately 1 pint is taken. A healthy donor can donate blood every 56 days, or donate […]


Over the next decade, the country will face a serious shortage of up to 124,000 physicians – both primary care and specialty. A large number of physicians are nearing retirement age. The pandemic has made physician burnout a more serious problem than before, and physicians may decide to retire sooner rather than later. This is […]

We call on Congress to waive the PAYGO cut

Our hospitals could face an estimated nearly $10 billion in cuts in 2021, in fee-for-service Medicare, if the Pay-As-You-Go cut takes effect at the end of this year. The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go  Act of 2010 seeks to control the effects of new legislation on the budget deficit in each calendar year, by limiting increases in spending, […]

Vote Yes on Prop 1

Categories :News , NY State Budget
On November 8th New York voters have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to vote for clean water protections, better infrastructure, more parks and a better quality of life, throughout the state, by voting YES on Prop 1,  The Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act. The Bond Act (Prop 1) Protects drinking water (preventing contamination, runoff, [...]

2022 Voter Toolkit

Categories :News

To be eligible to vote you must  Be a United States citizen; Be 18 years old or older (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18); Be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election; Not be in […]

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!

Categories :News

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

Categories :News
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 [...]