Community Service Society (CSS)

The Community Service Society of New York (CSS) is committed to the goal of increasing access to quality, affordable health coverage in order to improve individual and community health outcomes, promote health equity, and alleviate barriers to employment. To achieve this goal, CSS launched a comprehensive campaign around health care access to address the nearly 2.6 million New Yorkers who lack health insurance. Working statewide with local community partners, our aim is to build public will and advocate for significant government support for needed health reforms. See below for more information about CSS’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • CSS Issues Press Release on Child Health Plus

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    NY: The Community Service Society of New York (CSS) issued a press release reminding parents they can enroll children and teens in Child Health Plus (CHP), a health insurance plan operated by the State, throughout the year.  The release encourages parents to enroll their children at the start of the new school year. CSS is offering free enrollment assistance throughout the state.

  • CSS Hosted a Webinar on Basic Health Plan Options in NY and Reviewed Findings From a CCS Policy Brief

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    NY: Community Service Society (CSS) will host a webinar on December 6th to explore the Basic Health Plan options in the state. The webinar will review findings and recommendations from a CCS’s report – Covering More New Yorkers While Easing the State’s Budget Burden – and features Elisabeth Benjamin, Vice President of Health Initiatives, CSS.
  • CYF Released Informational Guides on the ACA

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    The Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Task Force, organized by the Community Service Society of NY (CSS), the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) and the Children’s Defense Fund-NY (CDF-NY), released three Quick Sheets on how the ACA will affect: (1) children’s oral health; (2) children’s behavioral health; and (3) promoting “seamless” coverage.

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