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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 – […]

As Hospitals Consolidate, Health Consumers Must Have a Voice

Posted July, 9 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Lois Uttley and Emma Chessen. Remember St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, now the site of luxury condos? How about Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, now an assisted living facility? Or Cornwall Hospital, which was gradually dismantled as an inpatient facility and replaced with outpatient care? Perhaps you were a patient of Amsterdam Memorial […]

Rate Review Comments Due Sunday – Check Out Ours!

Posted June, 28 2018 by Amanda Dunker

In a recent blog post, we explained how New Yorkers can comment on the rates their insurers have requested for 2019. You can read that blog post here. The deadline for submitting comments is Sunday, July 1 so there isn’t very much time left. Comments can be submitted electronically here. And you can find our […]

HCFANY Annual Spring Meeting 2018 Recap

Posted June, 27 2018 by Taylor Frazier

On Friday, June 22, more than 70 HCFANY members from across the state gathered in Albany for our annual spring to learn about the Coalition’s ongoing and upcoming work to strengthen and expand health coverage all for New Yorkers and promote health equity. As you all know, it has been a very challenging year for health […]