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Administration Takes Aim at Birth Control Coverage Through New Federal Regulations

Posted October, 30 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ann Danforth, Progressive States Advocacy and Policy Manager at Raising Women’s Voices-NY. In their latest attack on women’s health, the Trump Administration released two new rules that weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s birth control benefit. The interim final rules (see here and here), which went into effect immediately, allow employers to deny […]

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Executive Order Could Mean Trouble in 2018

Posted October, 13 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Although it has no immediate effect, the executive order the President signed yesterday morning instructs several federal agencies to consider proposals that could destabilize the individual insurance markets established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The executive order instructs relevant agencies to propose regulations that would: Expand the use of association health plans, which allow […]

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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 […]

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The ACA is working for women, especially in states like NY, study finds

Posted August, 17 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ann Danforth, Progressive States Advocacy and Policy Manager at Raising Women’s Voices-NY. A recent analysis by the Commonwealth Fund confirms what many women already know — the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically improved our rates of health coverage and our access to care. The Commonwealth Fund used data from its biennial health […]