Access to quality, affordable health care is vital for all New Yorkers, but many people, especially low income people, experience barriers to that which is so vital. Empire Justice Center health law staff are focused on providing support for advocates across New York State who are helping low income clients access health care. We also provide technical assistance and training, take referrals for complex cases, engage in policy advocacy and, when necessary, file class action lawsuits to tackle systemic barriers to accessing health care.

We encourage you to visit NYHealthAccess, a website co-sponsored by Empire Justice, the Legal Aid Society of New York City and Selfhelp, Inc. NYHealthAccess will provide you with a comprehensive listing of advocacy materials on New York’s public health insurance programs.