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More than 375,000 New Yorkers Are Enrolled in the Essential Plan!

Posted September, 1 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Once again New York is leading the nation as one of only two states to implement a Basic Health Plan (BHP). As of January 31, 379,599 New Yorkers enrolled in comprehensive, affordable coverage through the New York’s BHP, branded the Essential Plan, which launched in 2016. A few weeks ago, the NY State of Health […]

Movement on Health Coverage for Immigrants

Posted May, 25 2016 by carrie

Guest blog by Max Hadler, Health Advocacy Specialist at The New York Immigration Coalition Despite the major health care coverage gains achieved under the Affordable Care Act, more than 450,000 New Yorkers remain uninsured because their immigration status makes them ineligible for affordable coverage. As a result of the continued failure to approve federal immigration […]

HCFANY’s Executive Budget Update: What We Won and What We Lost.

Posted April, 7 2016 by carrie

  HCFANY worked hard on a series of important priorities this budget season, described in this policy brief.  The final enacted budget can be found here. Here’s the quick summary of how we did: Comprehensive coverage for immigrants HCFANY Recommendation: Provide $10.3 million in State funding to offer Essential Plan (EP) to legal immigrants who […]

HCFANY Supporters Plan 2016 Strategy at Annual Meeting

Posted February, 11 2016 by carrie

  Eighty representatives of HCFANY member groups gendand supporters came to Albany to network with other advocates, get updates on the fight for quality, affordable health care in New York, and plan strategy at HCFANY’s Annual Meeting on January 8. Our guest speakers emphasized the continuing strong progress health reform is making, statewide and nationally.  […]