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Thursday, June 26, 2014

A new report released yesterday by the New York State of Health (NYSOH) highlights successes and challenges in enrolling racial and ethnic minority and immigrant communities in health coverage through the Official Health Plan Marketplace.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Initiatives Proposed to Inform the Uninsured About New Insurance Options and How to Access Care, Enhance Workforce Diversity, Promote Community-Based Health Planning, and Improve the Health of Child-Bearing Women

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
 New York Must Address Eligibility, Documentation, Outreach, and Oversight Barriers to Ensure Access to Health Care for Immigrant New Yorkers
Thursday, June 28, 2012

In a major victory for public health, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today to uphold the key provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the “individual mandate,” which requires most Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a fine.  The Court limited the federal government’s ability to enforce the ACA’s Medicaid expansion provisions, but states will still have the option to opt into Medicaid expansion.   Now that the Supreme

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Two years since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the historic health care reform law, the Supreme Court hears arguments on its constitutionality--one of the most significant cases to be heard in decades. At the same time, legislation at the state level that would set up the insurance exchange through which individuals and businesses could obtain health care coverage has yet to be passed.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

“Open Letter” in 12 Languages Promises Confidentiality

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) President Alan D. Aviles and Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama have joined together to issue a reassuring message to immigrant New Yorkers who may not be accessing healthcare services for fear of having their immigration status disclosed to federal authorities. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Immigrant Groups' Mark Health Care Reform's Anniversary


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