Healthcare Education

Inflation Reduction Act Delivers on Drug Price Negotiations

A year ago, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. One of the law’s major promises was to give Medicare the ability to negotiate drug prices to lower costs for the program, while making prescription drugs more affordable for seniors and other beneficiaries. This kind of negotiation happens in most other countries around [...]

Support for Mental Health and Well-being

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New York State NYC WELL is a free, confidential, mental health support line. Access mental health and substance use services in more than 200 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (888) 692-9355 or (800) 985-5990, text WELL to 65173 or visit New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Emotional Support Helpline provides callers [...]

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

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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 [...]

Taking Aim At The ACA…Again

Yesterday, Texas federal judge Reed O’Connor issued a ruling that employers cannot be required to cover certain preventive health care services offered under the Affordable Care Act. These are services that include cancer screenings and medications for HIV and heart disease. For decades, Americans struggled to receive the healthcare they needed simply because their insurer refused [...]

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 [...]

Community Leaders Urge You to Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap

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Medicaid Is Our Lifeline. Gov. Hochul and New York State Legislators Must Close the Coverage Gap! Dear Representative, As community leaders and people of faith, we are in close, daily contact with our community members. They are working people who are putting children through school and caring for the elderly and sick in their families. They [...]

See How Medicaid Impacts Your Constituents

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The New York State budget is under discussion, and access to quality healthcare for millions of New Yorkers is at the center of the debate. As a legislator, you have first-hand experience of how critical Medicaid is to your constituents. Medicaid enables safety net hospitals to serve your constituents.  In particular, we would like to draw [...]

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

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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 […]