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.
Take Action
Discover how you can get involved by joining our community.

Issues

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.
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.
Non-Medical Switching
Non-Medical Switching can significantly increase out-of-pocket costs and can cause serious medical issues for patients! If you’ve experienced this practice, take our survey to share your story.
Choosing the Right Meds You and Your Doctor New York Health Works
At New York Health Works, we believe that patients and doctors should have the final say about a patient’s prescription medications. When...