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CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Coverage Under the American Health Care Act

Posted May, 25 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) came out with its score of the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the new bill is just as devastating as the original (you can read the report here, and our official statement here). CBO’s job is to estimate the effect bills will have on the federal budget. In […]

Today’s Presidential Budget Proposal is Devastating for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance

Posted May, 23 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The first budget proposed by President Trump adds over $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid to the $880 billion included in the American Health Care Act. This would cut the program in half. The budget also cuts the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), insurance for kids who do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford […]

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NY Joins 14 States, DC in Legal Action to Protect Cost-Sharing Reductions

Posted May, 19 2017 by Amanda Dunker

New York’s Attorney General joined 15 others yesterday in taking legal action to protect a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) called cost-sharing reductions (CSRs).Cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) help low- and moderate-income people manage high out-of-pocket costs, such as high deductibles or co-payments. Around 730,000 New Yorkers are benefiting from CSRs this year, either because […]

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The New York State of Health Sees Highest Enrollment Numbers Ever

Posted May, 17 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Over 3.6 million New Yorkers signed up for health insurance this year using the New York State of Health (NYSOH), the insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This represents 18 percent of everyone in the state, and is nearly 800,000 more people than last year. Since NYSOH opened in 2013, the state’s […]