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New York State opted into the Affordable Care Act of 2010, expanding access to healthcare for over 400,000 people. However, as discussed at WCC’s Centennial Conference, disparities remain in our healthcare system, rooted in social, economic and political inequalities. A recent study shows that approximately 8% of women in New York State are currently uninsured compared to 6% of the overall population in New York State.
One proposed solution to address the issue of uninsured groups is the New York Health Act (A5062/S3525), which will remove the financial barriers to health care and guarantee coverage to all New Yorkers. A new study, Economic Analysis of the New York Health Act, documents $45 billion net savings to families, businesses, and taxpayers if the Act is implemented. The study details that 98% of all households would pay less for health care than they do now, 200,000 jobs would be created and women will have guaranteed access to reproductive care.
Join WCC for a panel discussion on the current status of the New York Health Act. A shortened version of “Fix It! Healthcare At The Tipping Point,” a documentary that takes an in-depth look into the current state of our health care system, will be shown.
Mary E. O’Brien, MD, Board Member, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
Richard N. Gottfried, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health
Max Hadler, Health Advocacy Specialist, New York Immigration Coalition
Dr. Linda Prine, Medical Director, Reproductive Health Access Project, Director, Women's Health, Institute for Family Health
Event Co-Sponsors: Beth Israel Department of Family Medicine and Physicians For A National Health Program New York Metro Chapter
Mount Sinai Beth Israel |Phillips Ambulatory Care Center10 Union Sq E
Friedman Conference Center, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
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