Will the State fund Community Health Advocates?

Posted March, 20 2015 by Amanda

It’s the first day of spring! That means daffodils and birds chirping, right? Well, maybe not here in New York as the snow drifts down. But one thing it certainly means is that the New York State Legislature is nearing the end of its budget negotiations. One critical health program hanging in the balance is Community […]


Your taxes got a whole lot “healthier” this year

Posted March, 12 2015 by Amanda

Video from the NY State of Health Marketplace This year, many taxpayers received a new tax document from the NY State of Health Marketplace related to their health insurance. The form, called Form 1095-A, was mailed by January 31 to all New York tax families who enrolled in a private insurance plan (Qualified Health Plan, […]

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2 million New Yorkers have gained coverage through NY State of Health

Posted February, 4 2015 by Amanda

New York just reached another major enrollment milestone: Governor Cuomo announced today that over 2 million New Yorkers have enrolled through the NY State of Health Marketplace since it launched in October 2013! What’s more, over 89% of these New Yorkers did not have coverage when they enrolled. In other words, more than 1.8 million of […]


A first look at Governor Cuomo’s 2015-2016 health care budget

Posted January, 23 2015 by Amanda

Guest post: Elisabeth R. Benjamin, Vice President of Health Initiatives, Community Service Society of New York The eagerly awaited  Cuomo Administration’s budget bill was posted late Wednesday afternoon, January 21, 2015.  The health section is a mere 170 pages long, making it a tough winter evening read. HCFANY’s policy experts and allies will parse the […]