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“Most Progressive State” Budget Fails on Health Care

Posted January, 17 2019 by Amanda Dunker

The proposed executive budget is shockingly silent on health coverage: -Health insurance for immigrants left behind by the ACA:  $0 -State premium assistance for people who can’t afford coverage:  $0 -Funding to stabilize the high costs of NY’s individual market: $0. Instead, the people get a “commission” of so-called experts. What can a commission tell […]

It’s Open Enrollment – Here’s How to Get Health Insurance in New York!

Posted December, 13 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Many people have seen the bad news that in other states, enrollment in plans regulated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is down. What people in New York might have missed is that here, enrollments are up! New York also has a longer open enrollment period than most states. When states first implemented the ACA, […]

Tell New York’s Leaders to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Posted August, 31 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Next week, a federal court in Texas will decide if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and all of its protections for people with pre-existing conditions should stand. This isn’t a new activity for anyone who’s paid attention to the ACA since it passed. Opponents of the law have spent years trying to drag us backwards […]

RAND: Universal Coverage Feasible in New York Under a Single-Payer Program

Posted August, 10 2018 by Amanda Dunker

The New York Health Act would create a single-payer public program that provides health coverage for all New Yorkers.  Last week, RAND released a report finding that the bill is financially feasible. This is a big deal because single payer efforts in other states have floundered due to cost concerns. The savings weren’t huge – […]