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Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators to Keep SHIP Funding

Posted June, 23 2016 by Taylor Frazier

The Senate Appropriations Committee FY 2017 Bill seeks to eliminate funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs). SHIPs’ mission is to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through outreach, counseling, and training to make informed Medicare-related health insurance decisions. In 2015, more than 7 million Medicare beneficiaries received help […]

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.  […]

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Special enrollment period for pregnant women

Posted December, 28 2015 by Hannah Lupien

As we celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, we now have more reason for merriment – Governor Cuomo has just signed legislation that gives pregnant women the right to enroll in Qualified Health Plans through the State’s Marketplace at any time during the year! Until now, pregnant women had to wait to […]