May 4, 2022

On May 4, 2022, NYHealth hosted a webinar with Michael Perry, MA, Partner, PerryUndem; Sean Dryden, Vice President, PerryUndem; and Elisabeth Benjamin, MSPH, JD, Vice President of Health Initiatives, Community Service Society.

Close to half of all New Yorkers struggle to pay medical bills, resulting in delayed care or skipped medications. Low-income communities and communities of color across the State have been particularly hard hit by high health care costs and unfair billing practices. Now more than ever, consumers need and deserve information on health care prices and quality to inform their decision-making. Consumers also need a seat at the table when health policy decisions are being made.

In March 2022, the Community Service Society released results from a statewide survey on health care affordability, conducted by the nonpartisan research firm PerryUndem. The survey highlights New Yorkers’ concerns about the cost of health care, their experiences with unfair billing practices, and their support for a more equitable, accessible, and affordable health care system.

During the webinar, the panelists shared New Yorkers’ experiences with health care costs, as well as their support for policy reforms that could help bring down medical costs and improve health care access for all communities.

See the webinar recording here.

View the presentation slides here.

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