Policy Center

Health Care For All New York

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:

New York City Department of Health
New York State Department of Health
NYC Human Resources Administration
New York State Department of Insurance
New York State Attorney General

Resources from the Federal Government


Other Resources for Public Health Insurance Information

Community Catalyst
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
Families USA
California Health Care Foundation
The Commonwealth Fund
National Health Law Program
United Hospital Fund

Resources for Medicare

Medicare Rights Center
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Resources for the Uninsured

Health and Hospitals Corporation
Enroll NY
New York Health Access
NY Health Insurance Link
Commission on the Public's Health System
Healthy NY
Working Today

Resources on Health Insurance for Immigrants

New York Health Access
The New York immigration Coalition
National Health Law Project

Resources for Consumer Health Assistance Programs & Ombudsprograms on Health Insurance

New York Health Access
Health Assistance Partnership
Health Rights Hotline
National Health Law Program

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.