This legislative primer will cover the NY Health Act in depth, and will go over the basics of the other legislation PNHP-NY Metro is including in its legislative package this year:
Reproductive Freedom & Equity Act (A00361A / S00348B) will establish a fund to cover the cost of abortion —as well as traveling expenses and childcare costs—for low-income New Yorkers and people coming from out of state. Has already passed the state senate! Coverage 4 All (A3020 / S2237) will create a state-funded Essential Plan for ALL New Yorkers up to 200% of the federal poverty level, regardless of immigration status, by including undocumented immigrants in the state’s application for the 1332 waiver Protect Telemedicine Abortion Across State Lines (S1066A / A1079A) will shield clinicians and pharmacists throughout the state from: prosecution, loss of license or malpractice, and from subpoenas of their medical records for prescribing and sending of abortion pills to people who need them. Indigent Care Pool (Bill numbers pending) will redistribute public funding to protect true safety-net hospitals providing health care for low-income, people with disabilities, and communities of color. End Medical Debt package: Ounce of Prevention Act (S1366) requires all hospitals to use a uniform application form and policy and relates to distribution of funds from the general hospital indigent care pool, and Fair Medical Debt Reporting (S4907) prohibits medical debt from being collected by a consumer reporting agency or included in a consumer report.
A robust Q&A session will follow the presentation, so please come with all of your questions.
Thursday, March 9th @ 7:30pm by Zoom — LOBBY TRAINING
Tuesday, March 14th @ by Zoom — VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY
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Our 2023 Virtual Lobby Day Goals:
Show leadership in Albany that the NY Health Act is a priority for NYers. Urge current co-sponsors to more actively support the NY Health Act. Meet with skeptical legislators to address their concerns and recruit support. Highlight additional health justice-centered legislation in Albany Take an active role in changing our inequitable, unjust, profit-centered healthcare system!