New York StateWide Senior Action Council (StateWide) with the support of the Health Foundation for Western &
Central New York, will be holding an event to discuss Barriers and Solutions to Accessing Healthcare in Central NY.
The event will begin with an interactive panel featuring Peter Newell, Director of the Health Insurance Project of the
United Hospital Fund. Mr. Newell is the author of the recently released report Reaching the Five Percent: A Profile of
Western and Central New Yorkers Without Health Coverage. The link to the report can be found at: https://hfwcny.org/resource/reaching-the-five-percent-a-profile-of-western-
Following the panel presentation, facilitated breakout sessions will take place in each county to identify and discuss localized issues related to the barriers people have experienced in accessing, enrolling, and utilizing health insurance along with possible solutions to these problems for follow up activities at a future date.
Examples of individuals and groups organizers are targeting for participation include but are not limited to people who have no health insurance coverage or have had gaps in coverage, people who have experienced barriers or difficulty accessing or enrolling in health insurance plans, people for whom the high cost of health insurance premiums, deductibles, or co-pays have caused them not to seek medical care or treatment.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $25 in appreciation for their time and input.
This event will take place simultaneously in the following counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Tompkins.
For more information and to RSVP please call : 800-333-4374