CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
New York Must Address Eligibility, Documentation, Outreach, and Oversight Barriers to Ensure Access to Health Care for Immigrant New Yorkers
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
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.
“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.
Immigrant Groups' Mark Health Care Reform's Anniversary
NEW YORK- Six months since the historic passage of health care reform, several important changes in private health insurance have now gone into effect, improving access to affordable and quality health insurance for many New Yorkers, including immigrants. But without adequate community education about those changes, immigrant communities face significant barriers to leveraging health reform to ensure greater access and coverage.
Following is a statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, concerning enactment of historic health reform legislation:
Already Facing Greater Barriers to Care, Immigrants Will Continue to be Disproportionately Excluded from Coverage