Friday, August 29, 2008

Medical Apartheid In NYC Voluntary Hospitals

On June 9, 2008 a complaint was filed with the Attorney General of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, by Bronx Health Reach, a coalition of faith based and community based organizations with health and human services providers. The complaint describes descrimation against people who are convered by Medicaid and the uninsured when they seek out-patient medical care in New York City's Voluntary Hospitals.

See July 18, 2009 Blog post for more detailed information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Without wanting to tilt too much at windmills, this would strike me as one of the most compelling reasons for universal single payor health care. Such a delineation/apartheid can only be practiced when there are, in fact, differences in insurance status.
As long as economic incentives support concern with "payor mix" systems will strive to maximize their percentage of "privately" insured patients. They do because they can.
In that regard let me wish you the best in this effort. We all wish that "can" might go hand in hand with "but we shouldn't and therefore won't" the path to "won't" is often found just past "can't anymore".

Paul Lyons