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The Fight for Our Health Care Continues!

Posted May, 9 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). If the AHCA were to become law, 2.7 New Yorkers would lose their health insurance, Medicaid would be cut by more than $800 billion, and protections for people with pre-existing conditions would be severely weakened. Seven of New York State’s nine Republican […]

Press Release: HCFANY Condemns House Vote in Favor of AHCA

Posted May, 4 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Albany, NY – Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 170 consumer advocacy organizations, expressed great dismay at the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Despite unprecedented opposition from constituents, House Republicans voted to take health care away from 2.7 million New Yorkers, abandon Americans with pre-existing conditions […]

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New Report Shows Eliminating CSRs Would Increase Federal Costs

Posted April, 25 2017 by Taylor Frazier

According to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, eliminating cost sharing reductions (CSRs), or subsidies that lower the out-of-pocket costs for moderate-income consumers, would increase overall costs to federal government instead of saving money. Nationally, CSRs are worth approximately $7 billion annually and reduce out-of-pocket costs for moderate income consumers by $3,350 to […]

New York Protects Contraceptive Coverage Without Co-pays

Posted April, 20 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Lois Uttley, MPP, Director, Raising Women’s Voices-NY. More than 55 million women across the United States have gained contraceptive coverage without co-pays as part of their health insurance policies, because of the Women’s Preventive Services Amendment to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This coverage benefit, which applies to most employer-sponsored insurance as […]