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New York’s Surprise Bill Law is a Success!

Posted September, 19 2019 by Amanda Dunker

New Yorkers were protected from $400,000,000 in unfair, out-of-network bills between 2015 and 2018 because of our surprise bill law. New York passed the law in 2015 after the state received hundreds of complaints over the years from people who had done everything they could to use in-network providers, but still ended up with huge […]

Action Alert: HCFANY Calls on NYS to Investigate Market Stabilization Options

Posted June, 4 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Albany, NY – Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 170 consumer advocacy organizations, encourages consumers and consumer advocates to weigh in on health insurance rate proposals for 2019. On June 1, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) posted a summary of the carriers’ rate proposals. The insurance carriers claim that […]

More than 4.3 Million New Yorkers Enroll through New York State of Health – Less than 5 Percent Remain Uninsured

Posted May, 30 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Earlier this month, the NY State of Health (NYSOH), New York’s official health plan Marketplace, released its 2018 Open Enrollment Report. As of January 31, 2018 more than 4.3 million New Yorkers enrolled in coverage through NYSOH. This represents an increase of nearly 700,000 people compared to last year’s open enrollment. According to the report, […]

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

Posted May, 14 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Jessica Pierson, graduate student intern with Raising Women’s Voices-NY. National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day and will continue through Saturday, May 19th. Raising Women’s Voices-NY is celebrating by hosting activities and providing resources to promote women’s health throughout the week. On Tuesday, May 15th, Raising Women’s Voices is hosting a […]

Patient Advocates, Lawmakers, and Doctors Call for an End to Drug Formulary Changes in the Middle of the Year

Posted May, 10 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Heidi Siegfried, MSW, J.D.,  Project Director of New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage. Survey results were released last week showing that a majority of New Yorkers living with chronic or rare medical conditions have had the experience their insurance company changing their drug coverage in the middle of the year. They do […]