NYLPI Submits Comments Regarding the New York Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver

December 1, 2023

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NYLPI’s Health Justice program submitted comments regarding amending the New York Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver in order to increase healthcare opportunities for marginalized communities, including immigrants and people with disabilities.

“NYLPI’s Health Justice program works to provide comprehensive screenings and legal  representation to individuals, particularly those who are in health emergencies, including holistic support  by providing our clients information on financial assistance, food banks and housing relief to meet their  intersecting needs. The experiences of our clients inform our policy advocacy, and our commitment to  seeking health care coverage for all New Yorkers.  

With our client communities in mind, we write to: (1) Urge CMS and New York State  policymakers to revise the Waiver to use part of the $7.8 billion surplus to cover immigrants; (2) Urge CMS and New York State policymakers to consider policy vehicles that cover more New Yorkers at an affordable price; and (3) Support the State’s decision to eliminate the $15 monthly premium,” the comments read.

Read the full comments here.

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