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Governor Announces 2.7 Million New Yorkers Could Lose Coverage Under ACA Repeal

Posted January, 4 2017 by Taylor Frazier

According to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office, an estimated 2.7 million New Yorkers would lose their health insurance coverage if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were repealed. New York State would lose $3.7 billion in federal funding for coverage including nearly $600 million that would have gone directly to the counties. The […]

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NYC Physician Groups Call on Lawmakers to Protect Their Patients

Posted January, 3 2017 by Taylor Frazier

A coalition of New York City-Area physician groups will host a press conference this Thursday, January 5 at 11 AM to call on the incoming administration, Congress, and New York State lawmakers to protect the health coverage gains made under the Affordable Care Act, preserve the public health safety net, and keep their patients healthy. […]

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Congressional Leaders Call for Day of Action on January 15 to Protect Our Health Care

Posted December, 30 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer (NY), and House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (CA), are calling for a national day of action titled, “Our First Stand: Save Health Care,” on Sunday, January 15 to oppose any cuts to health coverage entitlement and earned benefit programs. In a letter earlier this week, […]

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Enhanced Safety Net Hospital Reimbursement Bill Needs Governor’s Signature

Posted December, 29 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Last week, the Enhanced Safety Net Hospital Reimbursement Bill, which HCFANY endorsed in May 2016, was sent to Governor Cuomo for his signature. The bill provides enhanced funding to safety net hospitals that: Have at least 50 percent patients enrolled in Medicaid or uninsured Have at least 40 percent of inpatient discharges covered by Medicaid […]