Category: Advocacy

Older Rural NYers Sicker & More Disabled, Have Less Access to Healthcare, Nutritious Food, High-Speed Internet: Report

ALBANY, N.Y. – Older rural New Yorkers are sicker, more disabled, and have less access to healthcare and high-speed internet than those living in urban and suburban areas. And as…

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Congress Has the Chance to Change Lives with the Build Back Better Act

By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President I was disheartened and dismayed to see that the actions of some lawmakers are jeopardizing a proposed bill that could dramatically improve the lives and…

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Strengthening Medicare is More Important Than Ever

By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President July 30 marks the 56th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing into law the amendment that created Medicare, the federal health insurance program for…

Advocacy Priorities: Submitted to the NYS Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health and Medicaid

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York submitted the following written testimony to the Feb. 25, 2021 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health and Medicaid.  The Health Foundation…