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DFS Calls for Hearing on Anthem-Cigna Merger

Posted August, 9 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Late last week, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) called for a hearing to discuss the consequences of a merger of the Anthem and Cigna health insurance companies. HCFANY applauds DFS for this action. HCFANY wrote to DFS in early March shortly after the potential merger was announced. In the letter, HCFANY […]

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Georgetown Center for Children and Families Conference 2016 Recap

Posted August, 8 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Two weeks ago, children’s health advocates from across the country came together in Washington, DC for the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families Annual Conference. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for national and state advocates to share their experiences and learn from one another. This year’s conference theme was “Clear Skies […]

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CHP Help Coming to Parents of Newborns January 1

Posted June, 29 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Last week, The Atlantic published an article entitled “The Unconscionable Difficulty of Getting Health Insurance for a Newborn.” The article tells the story of contributing writer Ester Bloom and her difficulties getting immediate Child Health Plus (CHP) insurance coverage for her newborn son. Coverage for Bloom’s son did not begin until six weeks after his […]

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Certificate of Need Provides Inadequate Oversight of Hospital Affiliations

Posted June, 27 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Hospitals have been consolidating at increased rates over the last five years. Merger and acquisition transactions grew from 66 transactions in 2010 to 112 in 2015. Earlier this month, the MergerWatch Project released the results of a national survey, which concluded that current state hospital oversight programs are inadequate to protect consumers’ access to needed […]