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Update on Public Charge: What it Means and How to Get Involved

Posted April, 20 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Claudia Calhoon, MPH, Director of Health Policy at the New York Immigration Coalition. A new proposed rule from the Trump administration promises to undermine the health and well-being of lawfully residing immigrants and their U.S. citizen children by forcing them to choose between benefit programs and getting a green card.  The new […]

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HCFANY Budget Update: What Consumers Won and What Consumers Lost

Posted April, 3 2018 by Taylor Frazier

HCFANY worked hard this year on a series of important priorities during this budget session. Governor Cuomo’s statement on the final enacted budget can be found here. Here is a quick summary of how consumers fared: Full funding for Community Health Advocates (CHA) HCFANY Recommendation: Provide $4.75 million in funding for CHA to help people […]

Recent Tax Changes May Affect Financial Assistance for Health Coverage

Posted March, 14 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Recent changes to the federal tax law may have a specific new effect on New Yorkers who apply for coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace, New York State of Health (NYSOH). A specific deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses will no longer be allowed in 2018.  This means that new and renewing applicants […]

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Is your school still relying on 911 to address student mental health issues?

Posted March, 5 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ben Anderson, Director of Health Policy at Children’s Defense Fund – New York. On February 5, 2018, Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDFNY) released a new report related to the health needs of and services available to displaced students—namely homeless children and unaccompanied immigration children. The report included survey results from […]