HCFANY in the News

•2017•

What Looms for NJ and NY if Obamacare is Repealed (1/6/2017, WNYC News)

•2016•

New York could face budget crunch if Obamacare is repealed (11/9/2016, Politico New York)

NY Might Get More Transparency in Health Care Prices (11/2/2016, WSKG News)

Insurance Startup Reevaluates the Merits of Obamacare (9/15/2016, The Brian Lehrer Show)

N.Y. Decision Imminent on 2017 Health Plan Premium Increase Requests (8/8/2016, Bloomberg BNA Health Care Policy Report)

New York state health insurance rates to rise nearly 17% (8/5/2016, Daily News)

Connecting Immigrants to Health Care Coverage (6/29/2016, Health Affairs Blog)

WCA merger application to be considered Thursday (6/8/2016, Buffalo Business First)

Advocates push for contraception coverage bill in the Senate (5/24/2016, POLITICO New York)

30 things to know about balance billing (5/11/2016, Becker’s Hospital Review)

Calling for state action, advocates highlight immigrant health care dilemma (3/1/2016, POLITICO New York)

Coalition moves to expand Obamacare to undocumented immigrants (2/22/2016, Crain’s New York Business)

Advocates Push NY State for Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants (2/10/2016, Public News Service)

N.Y., Minn. Opt for Low-Cost Plans to Help Some Residents Afford Coverage (2/2/2016, Kaiser Health News)

New report offers options for insuring undocumented immigrants (1/29/2016, POLITICO New York)

Latinos son los neoyorquinos con menos acceso a seguro médico (1/29/2016, El Diario)

•2015•

Number of uninsured New Yorkers is higher in Sunnyside, Woodside, report says (11/10/2015, AM New York)

It’s Year Three For Obamacare (11/5/2015, The Brian Lehrer Show)

Report demands increase diversity in specialized high schools (11/5/2015, NY Amsterdam News)

In New De Blasio Heath Care Plan, Limited Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants (11/3/2015, Gotham Gazette)

In Year 3, many hit with Obamacare sticker shock (11/1/2015, CBS News)

State offers new plan for third year of Obamacare, seek takers (10/30/2015, POLITICO New York)

A More Affordable Health Plan for Working Families (10/29/2015, PNS)

ACA Sparks Big Reduction in Uninsured Children in New York State (10/29/2015, PNS)

Undocumented Uninsured (10/13/2015, BRIC TV)

NY: anuncian nuevo plan de salud (10/9/2015, Telemundo)

Mayor de Blasio Announces Plan to Improve Immigrant Access to Health Care Services (10/8/2015, City of New York)

Mayor’s Initiative Could Boost Immigrant Health-Care Access (10/1/2015, Wall Street Journal)

Presentan plan de salud para indocumentados en Nueva York (10/1/2015, El Diario)

New year means new slogan for state’s insurance exchange (9/28/2015, POLITICO)

Census: Nearly 15 percent of Americans living in poverty (9/22/2015, isurfpaducah)

Census Numbers Show a Drop in Uninsured New Yorkers (7/17/2015, WXXI News)

Fewer Rochesterians uninsured (9/17/2015, Democrat & Chronicle)

State Medicaid care initiative failing to launch (8/27/2015, POLITICO Pro)

POLITICO New York Health Care: Mapping Obamacare enrollment by insurer; Montefiore ACO performs well (8/26/2015, POLITICO New York Health Care)

With big rate hikes coming, reviews vary state by state (8/21/2015, POLITICO)

Map of Obamacare enrollment by county (8/17/2015, POLITICO)

1.1 million New Yorkers added to roll for Medicaid (7/19/2015, Times Union)

States make laws to protect patients from hidden medical bills (7/15/2015, KPCC)

N.Y. Law Offers Model For Helping Consumers Avoid Surprise Out-Of-Network Charges (7/14/2015, Kaiser Health News)

Consumers advocates blast proposed premium hikes (7/10/2015, Crain’s Health Pulse)

What Will Happen to Obamacare? (6/24/2015, WNYC – The Brian Lehrer Show)

Health Clinic Refuses To Give Undocumented Immigrant A Kidney Transplant From Her Husband (6/18/2015, Think Progress)

Undocumented immigrant denied kidney transplant (6/16/2015, News 12)

Decision Means Mobility for Thousands of New Yorkers (5/29/2015, PNS)

Law Protects Consumers From Surprise Medical Bills (5/2015, New York Able)

The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care (4/13/2015, New York Times)

New Law Protects New Yorkers from Big Surprise Medical Bills (4/3/2015, PNS)

Cuomo administration announces law protecting New York consumers from surprise, out-of-network medical bills goes into effect today (3/31/2015, DFS Press Release)

New York State law protecting consumers from “surprise” medical expenses goes into effect (3/31/2015, Saratogian)

Slow start for ambitious state Medicaid initiative (3/5/2015, Capital New York)

Lobbying by Health Care for All (3/3/2015, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Final Days for New Yorkers to Get 2015 Affordable Health Coverage (2/9/2015, PNS)

LGBT Enrollment Week (1/14/2015, Crain’s Health Pulse)

LGBT Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment Week in NYC (1/13/2015, Go Magazine)

LGBT Leaders and Electeds Make Final Push for Healthcare Enrollment (1/12/2015, Edge Media Network)

•2014•

Medicaid incluirá servicios para transgéneros de NY (12/17/2014, El Diario)

Senate GOP: Immigration order will cost NY (12/4/2014, Press Connects)

Insurers prepare for Obamacare, round two (12/2/2014, Crain’s New York Business)

Westchester Business Leaders Weigh In On Obamacare One Year Later (12/1/2014, Westchester Magazine)

Obamacare Enrollment Is Focus Of Armonk Talk (11/28/2014, Armonk Daily Voice)

Health-care maze remains for undocumented immigrants (11/25/2014, CNBC)

Obama’s immigration overhaul could cost state millions in health care (11/22/2014, New York Daily News)

Immigration order could have big impact on N.Y. Medicaid (11/20/2014, Capital New York)

Advocates seek immigrant enrollment in health plans (11/18/2014, Newsday)

Insuring NY’s Last Million (11/17/2014, WNYC)

Test Your Metal: Selecting health care coverage in New York’s insurance exchange (11/17/2014, New York Daily News)

Freelancers Union pairs with Empire Blue Cross to offer health insurance plans (11/17/2014, New York Daily News)

Obamacare open enrollment period: What you need to know (11/17/2014, New York Daily News)

Hospital-Bill Sucker Punch (11/15/2014, Bottom Line Publications)

Urgen a inmigrantes hispanos a inscribirse en Obamacare (11/13/2014, Noticia)

A New Yorker’s Guide to Enrolling in Obamacare for 2015 (11/12/2014, New York Magazine)

Entienda la Reforma de Salud y cómo beneficia a inmigrantes (11/11/2014, Queens Latino)

Arranca Nuevo period de inscripcion para Obamacare (11/5/2014, El Diario)

Pushing Obamacare (10/23/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

What’s next for Obamacare in New York (9/29/2014, Capital New York)

Rise Of Catholic Insurance Plans Raises Questions About Contraceptive Coverage (9/17/2014, Kaiser Health News)

Report: Fidelis Care doesn’t allow Planned Parenthood as provider (9/17/2014, Capital Pro)

State cuts 2015 ‘Obamacare’ rate hikes by more than 50 percent (9/4/2014, Syracuse)

New York State Gives Health Insurers Average Rate Rise of 5.7% (9/4/2014, New York Times)

Health insurers look for big rate increases in 2015 from state regulators (7/3/2014, NY Daily News)

Obamacare Insurer Eyeing Big Price Hike In 2015 (7/3/2014, Gothamist)

New script for health care: Choices expanding beyond hospitals (6/29/2014, Utica OD)

Exchange Outreach (6/27/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

New York Insurance Rate Review Process More Transparent Than Other States (6/18/2014, WXXI News)

Rangel Answers Healthcare Questions In Twitter Townhall (4/28/2014, Insurance News Net)

New York’s Patient Protections May Be National Model (4/15/2014, Governing)

In New York, Hard Choices on Health Exchange Spell Success (4/13/2014, New York Times)

Budget Trifecta (4/9/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Surprise Medical Bills Lead to Protection Laws: Health (4/4/2014, Bloomberg Businessweek)

NYS of Relief (4/2/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

New York Curbs Medical Bills Containing Surprises (3/30/2014, New York Times)

Out-of-Network Lobbying (3/25/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Cuomo administration pushes for out-of-network billing protection (3/25/2014, Legislative Gazette)

Preventing surprise medical bills (3/24/2014, Times Union)

Lawsky: ‘Very active’ talks to end surprise medical bills (3/24/2014, Capital Pro)

Lobbying the Senate on ACA (3/21/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

2015 Enrollment Extended (3/6/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Non-network option may return in 2015 (3/5/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Health care push at Capitol (3/4/2014, Times Union)

Community Corner: Bob Cohen, Citizen Action Of New York And Public Policy And Education Fund (3/1/2014, WAMC)

Plans to Expand Insurance Coverage (2/20/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Capital Health Care: LICH supporters split; state denies Visiting Nurse Services (2/19/2014, Capital New York)

Who will help the newly insured? (2/18/2014, POLITICO)

Cuomo’s budget plan adds ‘basic health option’ (1/30/2014, Capital New York)

New York may add health insurance option for people too poor to afford Obamacare (1/29/2014, Syracuse)

Juggling act, state budget style (1/26/2014, Times Union)

Capital Health Care: ‘Two midnight’ to court; MetroPlus doing well (1/24/2014, Capital Pro)

Gov. Cuomo’s health care budget (1/22/2014, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Cuomo proposes medical billing change (1/22/2014, WSJ)

New York state legislation calls for patient protections in medical bill disputes (1/22/2014, Daily Freeman News)

Is Affordable Care Act really affordable for all? (1/14/2015, USA Today)

Where’s My Insurance Card? (1/10/2014, WNYC)

 •2013•

Curtain Rises Wednesday on ‘Obamacare’ (12/31/2013, Philly)

New health law keeps LI firms, families busy (12/21/2013, Newsday)

Obamacare Bars Illegal Immigrants – and Sticks Hospitals With the Bill (12/18/2013, The Atlantic)

fordable Care Act Resources In Westchester: How To Get Enrolled (12/13/2013, The Bedford Daily Voice)

Your Daily News Guide to Obamacare: Shopping for the perfect plan (12/8/2013, NY Daily News)

New York’s health exchange one of few Obamacare success stories (12/1/2013, NY Daily News)

Affordable health care is here; this is what you need to know (11/13/2013, NY Daily News)

Health Exchange: A One-Month Checkup (11/2/2013, New York Times)

So You Found An Exchange Plan. But Can You Find A Provider? (11/2/2013, NPR)

NY says its health exchange unaffected by federal problems so far (11/1/2013, WRVO Public Media)

Obstructing Obamacare’s Navigators (11/1/2013, The New Yorker)

Website Problems Delay Health Exchange Enrollments in NY (10/2/2013, Epoch Times)

Guest Columnist: Knowing the details can help you navigate insurance exchanges (9/30/2013, Times Herald-Record)

Your guide to Obamacare: How to size up health plans with the online exchange (9/30/2013, NY Daily News)

10 Essential Tips for Getting Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act (9/30/2013, DNAinfo)

Your guide to Obamacare: Affordable Care Act to open Oct. 1 (9/30/2013, Daily News)

High expectations for state insurance exchange (9/30/2013, Crain’s New York Business)

Affordable care? Well, it depends (9/28/2013, Times Union)

‘Affordable Care’ or a Rip-Off? (9/28/2013, New York Times Sunday Review)

New York’s health benefit exchange: lots of questions, some answers (9/28/2013, Newsday)

NY1 Online: Experts Offer Guidance For New Health Exchange (9/27/2013, NY1)

Decoding Obamacare: A Guide to New Healthcare Marketplaces Designed to Help 48 Million Uninsured (9/27/2013, Democracy Now)

‘Navigators’ will help Central New Yorkers understand Obamacare when exchange opens Oct. 1 (9/25/2013, Syracuse)

Five Things You Should Know about Obamacare and Immigrants (9/25/2013, Reporting NYC)

The State of Affordable Health Insurance in New York (9/25/2013, Metrofocus)

How to tell if Obamacare works (9/24/2013, NY Daily News OP-ED)

Westchester Business Council To Host Health Care Forum (9/22/2013, Mount Vernon Daily Voice)

Opting Out Of Affordable Care Act Will Cost You, Experts Say (9/17/2013, NY1)

Financial Aid Subsidies May Help Families Large Cost Of Health Care (9/17/2013, NY1)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: New York’s Online Exchanges (9/17/2013, CBS New York)

Experts to explain state’s new health insurance exchange (9/16/2013, Syracuse)

Advocates are launching an LGBT-specific Obamacare campaign. Here’s why. (9/12/2013, Washington Post)

Four health-care reform sessions planned this month (9/5/2013, The Buffalo News)

Complex Personal Issues May Cloud Decisions About Buying Insurance (9/3/2013, Kaiser Health News)

With Health Exchanges Opening Soon, Consumers Start To Focus (9/3/2013, NPR)

New era in health plans (8/18/2013, Albany Times Union)

Union that sells health insurance to workers without benefits now offers state’s lowest rates to others (8/11/2013, Syracuse, Post-Standard)

Making the most of health exchanges (8/9/2013, Market Watch)

Univision Obamacare Deal Could Put WellPoint, Blues Ahead of Competitors (8/2/2013, Kaiser Health News)

Amid Political Fight, Confusion and Fear About New York’s Health Exchange (8/2/2013, New York Times)

Voter Registration a Mandated Part of Health Exchanges (7/30/2013, WAMC)

Why many states won’t see N.Y.–sized savings under Obamacare (7/17/2013, Marketplace)

What New York Tells Us About Obamacare and the GOP’s Proposal (7/17/2013, The Atlantic Wire)

New York Says Obamacare Is Going to Cut Rates in Half for People Who Buy Their Own Insurance (7/17/2013, Mother Jones)

Man battles health insurer for drug that could save his life (7/16/2013, TODAY)

Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set to Fall 50% (7/16/2013, New York Times)

Health Insurance Within Reach (7/15/2013, New York Times)

Health exchange aims to raise visibility, win 1 million enrollees (7/14/2013, Crain’s New York Business)

Going private: Employers see benefits in choice of insurance exchanges (6/29/2013, Modern Healthcare)

New Campaign Helps LGBT New Yorkers Access Health Care (6/27/2013, EDGE on the Net)

Uninsured LGBT New Yorkers will soon have affordable insurance options (6/24/2013, Syracuse Post-Standard)

Obamacare to give LGBT New Yorkers more options (6/21/2013, Crain’s New York Business)

New York Insurance Exchange Will Address LGBT Health Disparities (6/21/2013, Think Progress)

Some States Will Make It Easier To Get Insurance Answers (6/18/2013, NPR)

Cuomo seeks ‘surprise billing’ Rx (6/10/2013, Times Union)

State-run Affordable Care Act health coverage program in works (6/9/2013, Newsday)

With Just Months To Go, New York State’s Health Benefit Exchange Gears Up For Open Enrollment (6/2013, Health Affairs)

Minnesota forges ahead on Basic Health Plan (5/23/2013, Politico)

Health insurance exchanges info is trickling in (5/21/2013, Democrat and Chronicle)

Westchester/Putnam Access to Health Care Coalition’s Mark Hannay Keeps the County Healthy (5/20/2013, Westchester Magazine)

New York City hospitals lag nation on free and discounted care (5/9/2013, The New York World)

Left with a language barrier to health care (5/4/2013, Times Union)

Filipino Americans value health insurance, rank high in coverage (5/3/2013, The FilAm)

With 2.6M uninsured residents, health insurance cost in New York expected to go down (5/2/2013, The FilAm)

DOH probes more regs for large doc practices (3/25/2013, Crain’s New York Business)

Cuomo Budget: Called “Out of Whack” on Out-of-Network Coverage (3/18/2013, Public News Service)

Letter: Obamacare has its plus sides (3/17/2013, Times Union)

Advocate calls federal reform bad for NY (3/15/2013, Crain’s New York Business)

Budget attacks medical billing (3/13/2013, Crain’s New York Business)

State hires army of humans to drive online health insurance exchange (2/14/2013, The New York World)

NY hopes to add 500,000 residents to Medicaid (2/9/2013, WSJ)

Latest edition: Obamacare Rollout (2/6/2013, CUNY TV: Brian Lehrer)

Report Faults High Fees for Out-of-Network Care (1/31/2013, New York Times)

New Yorkers to save million on health costs (1/7/2013, The Daily Star)

Governor Cuomo Announces Health Insurance Consumers Will Save $500 Million After Cuts in Insurer Rate Requests (1/6/2013, Gov. Cuomo press release)

•2012•

Senate leader casts doubts on health exchange (3/22/12, WXXI News)

Health insurance exchange is facing a federal deadline (1/9/12, The Legislative Gazette)

Report: Health care reform working in New York, but… (1/6/12, Public News Service)

Health care exchange talk continues (1/5/12, The Schenectady Gazette)

A push for a health care exchange in New York (1/5/12, The Elmira Star Gazette)

Health care coalition urges creation of health care exchange ASAP (1/5/12, The Journal News, LoHud.com)

Lawsky: ‘Potential mountain’ of foreclosures (1/5/12, Capitol Confidential)

• 2011 •

7 More Insurers End Objections on Rate Filings (10/28/11, New York Times)

Major NY Health Insurers to Open Rate Hike Data (10/27/11, Wall Street Journal)

NY health firm agrees to disclose data on rates (10/25/11, Associated Press)

Insurer drops fight to keep rate filings from the public (10/25/11, New York Times)

State Trims Excellus Premium Increase and Tells Insurers it is Ending Rate Increase Secrecy (10/25/11, Syracuse Post Standard)

In Seeking Rate Increases in New York, Health Insurers Fight to Keep Secrets (10/12/11, New York Times)

Health Insurers Push Premiums Sharply Higher (9/28/11, New York Times)

Is New York Backtracking on Health Reform? (9/15/11, Metro Focus)

Health Exchange Lags at $38.7 M (9/9/11, Albany Times Union)

Senate Republicans in No Rush on Health Insurance Exchange (09/01/11, Gotham Gazette)

Group objects to rate hikes (8/29/11, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Insurance firms want big hike in premiums (8/29/11, NY Daily News)

Consumers Can Challenge Health Rates (7/13/11, Dunkirk Observer)

Exchange’s offerings raise consumer hopes (6/27/11, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Consensus reached on NY health exchange bill (6/24/11, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Health Law Offers New Options (6/15/11, Dunkirk Observer)

State must act soon to enact law for exchange development, forum told (5/23/11, BNA’s Health Care Policy Report)

Act Now: New York needs a health exchange (05/23/11, Syracuse Post-Standard)

Health insurance exchange forum concluded at MCC (05/19/11, Democrat & Chronicle)

Consumer Advocates to NY: Get it Done. (5/17/11, Politco Pulse)

Health Advocates Push an Insurance Exchange Wish List (5/16/11, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Insurance Dept. plans health insurance public hearing (5/11/11, Rochester Business Journal)

Advocates say NY needs health-exchange legislation ASAP (5/11/11,  LoHud.com)

Advocates warn NY lagging behind in transition to health care reform (5/11/11, WNYT.com, Channel 13)

New York needs insurance exchange bill ASAP (5/11/11, Crain’s Health Pulse)

U.S. Health Care Reform’s First Anniversary Celebrated in NY (03/28/11, Legislative Gazette)

Advocates Celebrate Health Reform Anniversary (03/24/11, YNN Buffalo)

Tonko Celebrates Health Care Birthday (03/23/11, Capitol Confidential- Albany Times Union)

Coverage of HCFANY’s ACA 1-year Birthday Celebration at the Legislative Office Building, aired 03/23/11 on CBS 6 in Albany

• 2010 •

Preparing for Health Care Reform (12/16/10, Metroland)

Group Offers State Advice For Insuring All NY’ers (12/06/10, Legislative Gazette)

NY Advocates Want Health Insurance Exchange Standards (12/02/10, WAMC Northeast Public Radio)

Questions Linger About Cuomo Agenda (11/18/10, Wall Street Journal)

More New York Employees Dropping Employer Health Insurance (11/17/10, Newsday)

New Way to Find Affordable Health Coverage in NY (07/01/10, Public News Service)

Federal health care site coming July 1 (6/23/10, USA Today)

Prior approval’ of premiums alters health care landscape (6/20/10, Democrat and Chronicle)

HCFANY group Citizen Action Looks to Dispel Myths About Health Care Reform (6/10/10, Fox40 WICZ)

Prior approval passage dismays biz group, elates others (6/9/10, Crain’s Health Pulse)

Lawmakers pass bill that will let state control health insurance rate increases (6/8/10,  Syracuse Post Standard)

President Obama’s health care reform may one day help New Yorkers, meanwhile rates soar (5/2/10, Daily News)

New York Offers Costly Lesson on Insurance (4/17/10, NY Times)

Race still an issue, budget report says (4/12/10, Legislative Gazette)

Health Care law changes reimbursement system (4/11/10, Glens Falls Post Star)

This No. 1 nothing to brag about (4/6/10, Albany Times Union)

Nowhere to Hyde (4/1/10, The Nation) HCFANY member Lois Uttley of Raising Women’s Voices  in a discussion on

HCFANY’s prior approval ad in the Legislative Gazette

• 2009 •

What Report?(7/21/09, Crains Health Pulse)

Bill allows parents to extend group health insurance to their 19-to-29 year old children (7/20/09, Syracuse Post Standard)

Senate Turmoil Undermines Bills (6/25/09, Crains Health Pulse)