Devilish Detail in Paterson's Young Adult Coverage Proposal

Posted January, 7 2009 by arianne

Today Governor Paterson proposed to extend a COBRA-like insurance benefit to young people up to the age of 29 through the parent’s policies.  HCFANY had supported this concept thus far.  However, the poison pill in the Governor’s version of our proposal seeks to “age rate” these young  people, a dangerous move for New York’s health insurance […]

Project addresses upstate farmers insurance woes

Posted January, 6 2009 by arianne

The Watertown Daily News reported today that the New York State Health Foundation awarded a half-million dollar grant to Agri-Services Agency, a subsidiary of Dairylea Cooperative Inc., to help farmers and agribusiness owners obtain health insurance in rural New York. Rising health care costs are felt acutely in New York State’s rural communities. The project […]

HCFANY submits suggestions to HHS Secretary-Designate Tom Daschle

Posted January, 5 2009 by arianne

As part of the December 17, 2008 annual meeting HCFANY sent a report to Tom Daschle answering questions put forth by the Obama-Biden Transition project on health care access, affordability and services.  Members stated that the biggest problem in the health care system is the cost of health insurance.  All surveys indicated strong support for […]

Economic crisis hurts family's health insurance

Posted December, 23 2008 by arianne

A new Kaiser Family Foundation Report “Turning to Medicaid and SCHIP in an Economic Recession: Conversations with Recent Applicants and Enrollees,”  highlights the emotional and financial struggles of families due to the recent economic abyss. The loss of steady employment has caused familes to  lose health insurance and suffer financial hardship. These families are turning to […]