PCDC Advocates for Primary Care at New York State FY2020 Budget Hearing

Categories: Policy
On February 5, 2019, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen [pictured] gave testimony before the New York state legislature’s joint legislative budget hearing on health/Medicaid. She highlighted the importance of primary care, its impact on health outcomes for New York State residents, and PCDC’s work across the state. “While there is a great deal of activity involving primary …

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PCDC Urges End to Government Shutdown

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In an urgent letter to the White House, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) joins 280 national health organizations pressing President Trump and Congress to reopen the government immediately, citing specific risks to the public’s health and safety. “Several agencies’ ability to provide critical services, ranging from food and environmental risk inspections to health services, …

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PCDC: ‘Public Charge’ Rule Changes Threaten Health Systems and Public Health

Categories: Policy
PCDC strongly opposes proposed changes by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the “public charge” rule and urges DHS to withdraw the proposed rule in its entirety. “The proposed changes target families who have immigrated lawfully — as well as their U.S. citizen relatives — by undermining their access to basic needs, including …

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PCDC Comments on New York’s 1115 Waiver Programs

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In a public forum comment on New York’s 1115 Waiver Programs, PCDC underscores that Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program Performing Provider Systems (PPS) funds have yet to sufficiently flow to support DSRIP primary care goals. PCDC also emphasized the increase in primary care practices achieving NCQA Level 3 recognition should be applauded — as …

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PCDC Comments on Proposed CRA Changes

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PCDC recently commented on proposed revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law that requires banks to meet the credit needs of surrounding communities, particularly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. “Changes to the CRA regulatory framework could have a significant impact on the community development financial institution (CDFI) industry’s capacity to lend and invest …

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