Mandy Strenz

Chapter Coordinator at PNHP - New York Metro. Drops her phone often.

  • published Comptroller Petition in Take Action 2023-02-10 18:46:55 -0500

    Petition for NYC Comptroller Analysis and Report on the Impact of the New York Health Act on the NYC Budget

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    Health insurance and related benefits for current and retired New York City employees are a substantial cost to the NYC government, as highlighted by municipal retiree so-called Medicare Advantage proposals aiming to shift costs to retirees and the Federal government. Health insurance costs are a perennial point of  contention in contract negotiations between the City and the unions representing municipal workers.

    It is widely recognized that a single-payer system of financing healthcare coverage saves money system-wide, and specifically for lower levels of government. National single payer systems internationally and in the United States (i.e, Medicare) produce reductions in healthcare expenditure for state, county, city, and local governments. Similarly, the New York Health Act, a New York State single payer plan, is projected to save money for New York county, city, and local jurisdictions. Savings would be primarily due to three factors:

    • Healthcare benefits savings to county, city, and local government jurisdictions in their role as an employer (e.g., police, teachers), as employee and retiree  healthcare would be  covered by the State under the NY Health Act

    • Elimination of county, city, and local government Medicaid expenditure  under the NY Health Act

    • Increased revenue for NYC public hospitals and clinics since under the NY Health Act all persons would be covered, so-called charity care for uninsured patients presently provided by the NYC public hospitals would be  fully reimbursed, and reimbursement rates for Medicaid patients would be  higher under the NY Health Act than under Medicaid. 

    Analyses by the City of Albany Treasurer quantified these projected savings for Albany county, city, and school district, and Huntington, Long Island, showing a significant reduction in costs related to government employee and retiree health benefits.

    Therefore: We invite you to join us in asking the New York City Comptroller’s Office to conduct a fiscal/budget modeling analysis and report on the impact of the New York Health Act for the NYC government.

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  • wants to volunteer 2022-04-16 12:38:05 -0400

    Build the movement to WIN guaranteed healthcare for all of us!

    We are at a critical point in the campaign for the NY Health Act – universal, guaranteed healthcare!

    Healthcare costs are hurting everyone as more and more people struggle to get the care they need. This pandemic is affecting people in many different ways. In the face of this crisis, we must keep organizing for the healthcare we need. 

    The NY Health Act is the only plan that will cover everyone and guarantee high quality coverage – including long-term care – at a price we can all afford. To learn more about the NY Health Act, visit

    While the opposition is powerful, we have the people on our side. That's why we need you to pledge to build the movement in New York State at this critical time. We can do this!
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  • Add Your Name: It's Time to Pass the NY Health Act!


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    Dear Governor & NY State Senate and Assembly Leadership, 

    We have a problem with health equity. It is unacceptable that every day more than one million New Yorkers are uninsured. And that millions more New Yorkers are underinsured — people who have private insurance but still go without or dangerously delay needed care because of the skyrocketing cost of premiums, deductibles, ever-increasing copays and restrictive doctor networks. It is unacceptable that America spends twice as much as our international counterparts, yet have many of the worst health outcomes.

    But there is a solution to this crisis: the New York Health Act [A6058/S5474].

    The New York Health Act will provide comprehensive, universal healthcare coverage — including long-term care, mental healthcare, and dental care — for each and every resident of New York. The NY Health Act also eliminates financial barriers to care such as deductibles, copays and monthly premiums, while allowing people to go to the doctor and hospital of their choice. Healthcare will be based on need — not tied to employment, immigration, income, or health status. Studies show it will cost less than the current system, saving money for individuals, businesses, and New York State.

    For the first time ever, a majority of legislators in the NY Assembly and Senate both support the bill. The NY Health Act is morally just, fiscally responsible, and politically popular. We can't have a just recovery to this pandemic without the NY Health Act. We can't have racial, economic and health justice without affordable, comprehensive, universal healthcare. Now that we have a path to victory, we need you make it a reality! 

    Endorsed by 500+ small business and 700+ organizations including the New York State Nurses Association, 1199SEIU - the largest healthcare union in the nation, and the Working Families Party.

    Please add your name to show our elected officials New Yorkers want universal health care

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  • donated 2021-03-20 15:01:56 -0400

  • donated via 2018-05-28 18:46:13 -0400

    Donate to Support Healthcare Lobby Day 2018

    Help make our June 5th Healthcare is a Human Right Statewide Day of Action a success by donating to cover the costs of transportation. The Campaign for NY Health is coordinating transportation from around the state - we are renting buses, vans, and cars. 

    If you are planning on attending on June 5th, consider pitching in $25-50 dollars to covers the cost of the trip. Please give more if you can and help cover costs for those who cannot afford to pay. No one will be turned away for lack of funds for travel.

    Checks can be made and mailed to:

    Campaign for New York Health
    131 W 33rd St, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10001