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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 Spring Meeting 2016 Recap

Posted June, 10 2016 by carrie

On Tuesday, June 7, nearly 70 HCFANY members from across the state gathered in Albany for the annual Spring Membership Meeting to exchange ideas, share experiences, and strengthen our current initiatives. Many thanks to all who joined us! We heard updates from our members on outcomes from the most recent budget session, improving patient access to […]

Movement on Health Coverage for Immigrants

Posted May, 25 2016 by carrie

Guest blog by Max Hadler, Health Advocacy Specialist at The New York Immigration Coalition Despite the major health care coverage gains achieved under the Affordable Care Act, more than 450,000 New Yorkers remain uninsured because their immigration status makes them ineligible for affordable coverage. As a result of the continued failure to approve federal immigration […]

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 […]