ACA Improves Coverage of Behavioral Health Services for Children and Youth

Posted February, 10 2014 by Amanda

One of the greatest health care disparities facing children in New York concerns access to behavioral health services. One in five US children experience a diagnosable mental health disorder, but just 21% of those children are receiving any form of treatment. This is far below typical levels for physical health conditions. The Affordable Care Act […]


100 Advocates Gather to Launch Advocacy Efforts for 2014: HCFANY Annual Meeting Recap

Posted February, 6 2014 by Amanda

  Just a few weeks ago – though it seems much longer in this busy time of year – 100 HCFANY members and supporters gathered in Albany to learn about our Coalition’s 2014 legislative priorities and plan our collective advocacy efforts. For those who missed it or need a refresher, here are some highlights of […]


Advocates gather to advance better health care for children, youth, and families

Posted December, 16 2013 by Amanda

 HCFANY’s Children, Youth, and Families Task Force gathered in Albany on Wednesday, December 11th to share updates about several key issues. Over 30 task force members were there, from consumer advocacy organizations, Navigator networks, and other organizations dedicated to the health of children and families. Here’s a rundown of the meeting highlights: Judy Arnold from […]


Insurance for kids, moms, families…even Bros.

Posted October, 25 2013 by Amanda

For the past few weeks, states have been hard at work enrolling Americans in the new health care marketplaces. As evidenced by the hundreds of thousands who are going online or calling their local navigators to sign up, it’s clear that affordable, quality health insurance sells itself. But, it’s still fun to take a look […]