Healthcare Education

DSH Payments To Hospitals

What is DSH? DSH payments are government funding for hospitals serving lower-income and rural communities around New York state and the country. These safety net hospitals depend on this funding to stay open. What is the crisis that DSH hospitals face? The Trump Administration has chosen not to renew the DSH payments, amounting to $44 […]

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. Blood Donation 101 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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve your Health this 2019

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Make health your priority this year with these following tips: Drink more water – most recommend that you drink a half a gallon of water a day on average. Follow these twelve tips from ‘Self’ to make drinking water more fun! Exercise – exercising regularly will help you get into shape and decrease your risk […]

Back to School: Got your shot?

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Are you and your children on top of receiving your vaccinations?  August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a good time to remind oneself of the importance of receiving vaccines—and not just in the early stages of life. Being up to date with your vaccinations is important for avoiding serious illnesses, as well as preventing others […]

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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What’s the plan? Obamacare to Trumpcare? Here’s what’s inside the Healthcare Notes Spring 2017 Newsletter

HEP on the Hill

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In December 2016, HEP led a delegation of members of 1199SEIU from New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland to Washington, D.C. for meetings with their Congressional representatives. 1199 members who work in hospitals, nursing homes, and homecare facilities, among other healthcare institutions, shared their real concerns about an ACA repeal without an adequate replacement.They discussed how […]

How to use health insurance: HEP video guides

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New York State has done a remarkable job of insuring its residents through its health insurance exchange. Millions are signed up and using their newly purchased insurance.In response to the enormous demand for information on how to choose a health plan and use it, HEP has created a series of video guides for consumers. These […]

Get Screened. Don’t Wait!

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Last year, HEP launched a statewide initiative to bring information on breast cancer screenings, as well as mobile screening services, to women in New York State. HEP’s healthcare advocates organized breast cancer forums in New York City, Long Island, and Upstate. In partnership with providers, we set up mobile screening vans on site for free […]

HEP in the Community

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We need to ensure that every American who is insured can keep their coverage, and that major protections of the ACA continue to exist. HEP is working with communities on the ground in a number of ways. Education and Action: HEP continues to organize healthcare forums across the state. We bring information directly to communities […]

Whats the plan?

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Obamacare to Trumpcare? The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is at grave risk. The new President and Congress want to repeal this major law that has provided health insurance coverage to over 20 million previously uninsured Americans. In New York State, over 3.5 million people have enrolled through New York State of […]