Tip Sheets & Guides January 26, 2024

New York State Senate Bill 1197B/New York State Assembly Bill 8592 Fact Sheet

Read more about how this proposed legislation can transform New York communities and achieve health equity by investing in primary care.

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Primary care saves lives, leads to improved individual and community health, and is unequivocally central to health equity. When it is available, accessible, and affordable, primary care is a cornerstone of vibrant, thriving communities and helps keep families healthy, children ready to learn, and adults able to pursue education and participate in the workforce. Yet New York and the U.S. as a whole continue to undervalue and underfund it, leaving many New Yorkers without access to high-quality primary care in their own communities. The Primary Care Investment Act would change that by increasing investment in primary care, thus expanding access to high-quality care and improving health outcomes for all people across New York State.

Read more about how this proposed legislation can transform New York communities and achieve health equity by investing in primary care.