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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.  
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Learn more about the fight to improve prescription drug options and affordability, along with other crucial health care access issues.
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Understand Prescriber Prevails
Protect Prescriber Prevails, 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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Spending on Medicines
Did you know that retail prescription medicines have consistently accounted for just 10% of health care spending in the country, despite having more than 500 new medicines brought to patients in the past 15 years? Watch this video to understand how this is possible.
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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.
Time is running out! Encourage Governor Cuomo to sign the Prescriber Prevails legislation (A.7208/ S. 4893) for final passage by calling 518-362-8946 or filling out ...