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Health + Education = Opportunity

Posted April, 30 2015 by Amanda

Guest Post: Andrew Leonard, Senior Health Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund-NY Even with the expansion of affordable coverage to over two million New Yorkers, work remains to eliminate persistent health disparities across economic, racial and ethnic lines. As advocates and consumers, we work to foster a New York where children are not just insured, but […]

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Congress extends CHIP funding for 2 years, HCFANY already turning attention to 2017

Posted April, 15 2015 by Amanda

Late last night, the Senate passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), a bi-partisan legislative package originating in the House of Representatives that, among other things, reauthorizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years, through 2017. HCFANY and other leaders in healthcare advocacy supported a four-year extension. […]

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The final word from Albany: NY State’s 2015-2016 Enacted Budget

Posted April, 7 2015 by Amanda

NYS legislators approved the 2015-2016 State Enacted Budget in the wee hours of April Fool’s Day last week (no joke). As always, HCFANY groups had worked hard to promote strong health insurance provisions. Here’s where things landed when it comes to key consumer health care priorities: Consumer Assistance Funding: The final budget contains $3 million […]

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A chance to extend CHIP

Posted March, 24 2015 by Amanda

Jeremy is one of the 275,000 New York kids who can access quality health care because of Child Health Plus. Two weeks ago, we blogged about the status of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which expires in September of this year. The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides the majority of funding […]