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NYSOH Announces that Open Enrollment Will Run Through January 31, 2018

Posted September, 8 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday, the NY State of Health, New York State’s official health plan Marketplace announced in a press release that Open Enrollment for the 2018 plan year would begin on November 1, 2017 and last for a full three months, ending on January 31, 2018. As you may have heard in the spring, the federal government […]

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What the Rescission of DACA Means for New York’s DREAMers

Posted September, 7 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Max Hadler, Senior Health Policy Manager at the New York Immigration Coalition. On Tuesday, September 5, the Trump administration announced that it was terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. The announcement sets in motion a process to further disrupt the lives of 800,000 individuals who President […]

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Don’t Worry! NYS Navigators WILL Be Available for Open Enrollment

Posted September, 1 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Many of you may have heard reports that the Trump Administration will be cutting federal funding for the Navigator program for the upcoming year. Navigators are individuals or organizations specially trained and certified to help consumers shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. These cuts do not affect New York. New York […]

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 26:  The Congressional Budget Office made copies of its Budget and Economic Outlook for FY 2010 to 2020 available to reporters and the public January 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. The CBO's latest estimates see a $1.35 trillion deficit for the current budget year, dropping to $980 billion next year only if a host of tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush are allowed to expire at the end of the year.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CBO Reports Ending Cost Sharing Subsidies Would Increase Unisurance and Disruption Through 2020

Posted August, 18 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Earlier this week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the effects of ending the Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs), which help make out of pocket costs more affordable for consumers with incomes between 100 and 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. In New York, the CSRs also provide funding for the […]