Empowering Patients, Impacting Policies.

New York Health Works keeps New Yorkers informed about vital health care issues while opening opportunities for involvement in public policy discussions. We believe an informed and active public is vital to the health and health care of our state.  
Understand Access
Learn more about the fight to improve prescription drug options and affordability, along with other crucial health care access issues.
Stay Informed
Biopharmaceutical companies invest well over a billion dollars in research and development in New York State.
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Protect Prescriber Prevails
Prescriber Prevails is a policy that protects patients and ensures that managed care insurers and Medicaid officials can’t override your doctors and other health care providers in determining your treatment options.
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Understanding Step Therapy
Step therapy, or "fail first," bases treatment decisions on cost rather than medical necessity and ignores the safety and efficacy of certain medications for patients. Watch this video to learn more.
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Ensure Consistent Medication Coverage
Currently, New York has no rules restricting negative mid-year medication formulary changes to health plans purchased under the New York State of Health. New York should protect patients and ensure everyone has consistent coverage.


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Oct 2015
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this observance, special attention is drawn to the impact breast cancer has on patients and families.Advocates use...