Category: Policy

  • October 29, 2020

    Take Action to Reverse the Medicaid Pharmacy Carve Out!

    Callen-Lorde is helping to lead a growing coalition of organizations and clinics that are all working to reverse the Medicaid Pharmacy Carve Out. Please take a look at our new website – Save NY’s Safety Net – and click here to take action today!  We have to keep up the pressure on Governor Cuomo, DOH and […]


  • November 22, 2019

    Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Protect Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers

    On Wednesday, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would be directing the Department of Financial Services (DFS) – the state agency that regulates private insurance companies – to propose new actions to further protect access to health insurance for transgender and non-binary individuals. The Governor also directed the Division of Human […]


  • August 1, 2018

    Three state public health and policy announcements could be critical for LGBTQ communities in New York State

    Callen-Lorde is optimistic as Governor Cuomo shores up healthcare access structures that are vitally important to LGBTQ communities in New York State. In recent weeks, the Governor has proposed additional and enhanced regulatory protections for transgender New Yorkers in anticipation of a potential roll back of the Affordable Care Act’s key non-discrimination provision, Section 1557. […]


  • March 16, 2018

    Callen-Lorde Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Actions to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Curb Hepatitis C

    March 16, 2018 Today Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State would be the first state in the nation to create and implement a plan to eliminate hepatitis C, and demonstrated his commitment to fully implementing the Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (ETE) Plan by expanding HIV rental assistance to Upstate NY and Long Island. “Callen-Lorde […]


  • January 19, 2018

    Statement Regarding the Establishment of US Department of Health and Human Services Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Office of Civil Rights

    Statement from Wendy Stark, Executive Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center The guiding principle in medicine is to “do no harm” and removing protections for those seeking medically necessary care will indeed cause patients harm. As one of the largest providers of LGBTQ healthcare in the world, we know firsthand that LGBTQ folks overcome tremendous obstacles […]


  • October 6, 2017

    Administration Announces New Rules Targeting LGBTQ Communities

    In two blows to the health and safety of our communities this week, the Administration made two announcements – one ordering the Department of Justice to interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to exclude people of transgender experience, and the other, a new rule ostensibly reversing the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring that […]


  • July 31, 2017

    Healthcare Victory Amidst Setbacks

    This last few weeks have been dizzying for many of us. For now, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the latest efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have stalled. In the early hours of July 28, the Senate voted down – 51 to 49 – what was known as the […]


  • July 27, 2017

    We Won’t Go Back: Policy Proposals Target LGBTQ Communities

    This week, the Trump Administration unleashed a series of policy proposals with the potential to have severe consequences to the health and wellness of people of transgender experience and LGBTQ communities at large. On Wednesday, President Trump announced via Twitter that he plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military, citing that the […]


  • July 24, 2017

    Asa Radix, MD Named Co-Chair of WPATH’s Standards of Care 8 Revision Committee

    We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Asa Radix, Senior Director of Research and Education, was named by the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) as Co-Chair of the 8th Revision of its Standards of Care. WPATH promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation […]


  • June 28, 2017

    For Better, or Worse? The New Health Care Act

    The Better Care Reconciliation Act 2017 – the Senate Republican version of the American Health Care Act – was released last week.  It is largely not good news. The passage of this bill would eliminate Medicaid expansion and all but end Medicaid as we know it, cutting off health care for tens of millions of […]


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