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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 […]

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CMS Final Rule Would Increase Costs for Moderate-Income Families and Reduce Open Enrollment

Posted April, 14 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Follow up from blog posted February 21, 2017 Yesterday afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule claiming to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets. In fact, it does just the opposite. HCFANY and thousands of other consumer and provider groups submitted comments in opposition to the proposed version […]