Health Care For All New York
The Community Service Society of New York (CSS) believes that expanding access to health care is an essential strategy for alleviating barriers to employment and economic security for our constituents. In addition to overseeing Community Health Advocates, CSS is a founding member of Health Care For All New York (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of more than 80 advocacy groups dedicated to health reform in New York State.
Community Health Advocates works closely with HCFANY to support reforms that make quality health care affordable and accessible for all. HCFANY’s members have organized around 10 Standards for Affordable, Quality Health Care, which serve as guiding principles for health care reform in New York.
HCFANY is also active at the national level, bringing New York's voice into the federal health reform conversation. Join HCFANY, share your story, and be a part of health reform history. www.hcfany.org
Resources from New York City and State Governments
The following links are helpful internet resources on health insurance and health policy:
Resources from the Federal Government
Other Resources for Public Health Insurance Information
Children’s Defense Fund
New York Health Access
Kaiser Family Foundation, Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Center for Health Care Strategies
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
California Health Care Foundation
The Commonwealth Fund
National Health Law Program
United Hospital Fund
Resources for Medicare
Resources for the Uninsured
Resources on Health Insurance for Immigrants
Resources for Consumer Health Assistance Programs & Ombudsprograms on Health Insurance
Questions about other public benefits?
The Community Service Society also operates the Center for Benefits and Services, which provides assistance with more than 70 public benefit programs to agencies and clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Click here to access Benefits Plus, the Center’s comprehensive resource guide, or contact the information service line at 212.614.5552.