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Census Bureau releases report on Uninsured Americans

Posted August, 26 2008 by arianne

According to a report released today by the US Census Bureau, there are 45 million uninsured Americans. In New York alone, there are 2.5 million men, women, and children that are uninsured. (US Census Bureau Report) HCFANY member organizations voiced their concerns over these statistics and issued a press release.(HCFANY Press Release for Aug 26 […]

Small Businesses Matter

Posted August, 25 2008 by arianne

An op-ed by Assembly member Camara published in the Albany Times Union on Sunday warns that health care spending will soon crush small businesses unless something is done.  The article cites the recent poll by the Small Business Majority, BALCONY, American Cancer Society, and AARP which found affordability to be a deciding factor for many […]

439,000 Newly Insured in Massachusetts

Posted August, 20 2008 by arianne

On August 20, the Boston Globe reported that enrollment in the Massachusetts universal health program has now reached 439,000 (out of an estimated previously 600,000 uninsured), based on a report from the State’s Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (HCFP). This surge comes less than two years after the program’s start and despite its […]