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Schuyler Center and 40 Partners Urge NYS Congressional Delegation to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Bill | September 20, 2017

On September 19th the Schuyler Center joined health care and consumer groups from around the state in sending a letter to the New York Congressional delegation in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This …

Focusing on the First 1,000 Days | August 29, 2017

In August, New York’s Medicaid agency kicked off an innovative “First 1,000 Days” initiative, focused on the first three years of a child’s life. The first 1,000 days of life present a crucial period of opportunity to support optimal development …

New Senate Health Bill: Still Rotten at the Core | July 14, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, the Senate released the latest version of their health bill.  The revised Senate bill, as expected, is neither new nor improved.  Nor is it focused on strengthening health or health care.  It is more of the …

NY Advocates and Faith and Labor Leaders Urge Governor to Sign Bipartisan Child Care Task Force Bill | June 22, 2017

Twenty-seven advocates and faith and labor leaders issued a statement thanking legislative leaders for passing legislation to establish a bipartisan Child Care Availability Task Force, and urging the Governor to promptly sign the bill.  “We urge the Governor to promptly …

NY Advocates Urge Congressional Delegation to Support Home Visiting | June 15, 2017

Schuyler Center joined more than 100 advocates in calling on the New York Congressional Delegation to support the reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.  Read the letter from advocates here.  Read the letter from State …

Schuyler Center Joins Legislators & Advocates in Support of Bills to Help Children in Foster Care | June 9, 2017

On June 6, Schuyler Center and Citizens’ Committee for Children, joined by advocates and providers from around the state, held a press conference with Assemblymember Hevesi and Senator Avella, urging the legislature to pass two bills that would support youth …

Testimony Presented at Joint Legislative Hearing on Access to Quality Child Care | May 30, 2017

Policy Director Dede Hill, presented testimony on behalf of Schuyler Center, our strategic partner, the Center for Children’s Initiatives, and the Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College Campaign, which we co-lead with the Alliance for Quality Education and Citizen Action …

TAKE ACTION ON FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM | April 27, 2017

FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently passed by the House of Representatives proposes to radically restructure Medicaid and cut billions of dollars from the program. Compounding the uncertainty, Congress must act later this year to provide …

Schuyler Center’s Last Look at the NYS Budget | April 14, 2017

Schuyler Center’s Last Look is a brief overview of how the enacted New York State 2017-2018 Budget advances policies that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those living in poverty.  There is much to celebrate in this budget, …

Child advocates unite in opposition to the Governor’s and Legislature’s cuts to child care and child welfare | April 4, 2017

The federal government seems poised to drastically cut programs that provide essential supports to low-income people.  As a result, this year’s budget carries more significance than ever and, as the Governor said, “is a statement of [New York’s] values.”  Children’s …