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HCFANY Budget Update: What Consumers Won and What Consumers Lost

Posted April, 3 2018 by Taylor Frazier

HCFANY worked hard this year on a series of important priorities during this budget session. Governor Cuomo’s statement on the final enacted budget can be found here. Here is a quick summary of how consumers fared: Full funding for Community Health Advocates (CHA) HCFANY Recommendation: Provide $4.75 million in funding for CHA to help people […]

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Register Now for HCFANY’s Annual Winter Meeting!

Posted January, 8 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Join HCFANY for our upcoming annual winter meeting this Thursday, January 11 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. Please register here. Highlights will include: Keynote address by Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute on tax reform and its implications for […]

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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 […]