5 results for month: 12/2022

Press Release: New Report Shows NYS Medicaid Carve Out Will Increase Costs by Nearly $400 Million Annually

“The results of this new analysis come as no surprise to those of us who have been fighting to repeal this ill-conceived plan. The impact of the pharmacy benefit carve-out will be devastating. Our communities will lose access to life-saving services and medications. Their health will suffer. Progress in our fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic will be wiped out. Our goal of achieving health equity for all — a goal we can only reach through the work of the safety net providers who are located in the communities with the greatest needs — will become unachievable. The pharmacy benefit carve-out is a lose-lose proposition, and it must be repealed ...

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We oppose Mayor Eric Adams’ Plan to Increase Involuntary Commitment of New Yorkers with Mental Disabilities

Harlem United has joined dozens of other organizations and individuals to oppose Mayor Eric Adams’ plans to increase the involuntary hospitalization of New Yorkers with disabilities—most of whom are Black and brown people with disabilities, many of whom may be homeless or experiencing housing instability. Read the full statement

Press Release: Adams Directive to Involuntarily Hospitalize Homeless People Is an Unmitigated Disaster

For immediate releaseContact: Maya Martin-Udry  |  mmartinudry@harlemunited.org  |  646.400.7621New York, December 6, 2022 - Last week, Mayor Eric Adams announced a directive to involuntarily commit homeless people with serious mental illness to hospitals. Mayor Adams has instructed police officers and city workers to take people to hospitals, even if they pose no risk of harm to themselves or others. Harlem United staunchly opposes this outrageous directive.Harlem United CEO, Jacqui Kilmer stated “This directive denies consent and forces hospitalization of unhoused persons and people who have serious mental illness. It is prejudiced, dangerous ...

PRESS RELEASE: SNYSN Coalition Responds to Resignation of State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett

For immediate release Contact: Liz Benjamin  |  liz@marathonstrategies.com | 518.424.0356 New York, December 12, 2022 - The Save NY’s Safety Net coalition issued the following statement in response to the surprise resignation of State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett: “Dr. Mary T. Bassett is a champion for vulnerable New Yorkers, and her abrupt departure raises serious concerns about the future of the State Health Department (DOH) at a critical time. There were already questions about the Department’s refusal to listen to on-the-ground stakeholders about the damage that will be inflicted by the Medicaid pharmacy benefit ...