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13 Million People Would Lose Their Health Insurance Under Senate Tax Bill

Posted November, 15 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate released a tax bill that would eliminate the penalty for not having health insurance established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that repealing the individual mandate would cause 13 million people to lose their health insurance by 2027, including 4 million in the first […]

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We expect our children to complete their homework on time. Shouldn’t we expect the same from Congress?

Posted November, 8 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ben Anderson, Director of Health Policy at Children’s Defense Fund-NY. Here we are 39 days and counting since the September 30th deadline for Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and yet families of the 350,000 New York children who depend on CHIP for coverage are still waiting for Congress to […]

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New York Advocates and Allies Hold Fifth Round of Annual ACA Summits Across the State

Posted November, 6 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Mark Hannay, Director, Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign. New York’s fifth open enrollment period began this past Wednesday, November 1. This is the period during which people can renew or sign up for private health insurance coverage through the Marketplace.  Here in New York, the New York State of […]

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What Does the Budget Resolution Have To Do With Health Care?

Posted October, 27 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday, the House of Representatives adopted a budget resolution that paves the way for the federal government to approve up to $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to wealthy people and corporations with only Republican votes. What’s a budget resolution? A budget resolution is a piece of legislation that outlines the congressional budget. It establishes how […]