HCFANY Annual Meeting A Success!

Posted December, 18 2008 by arianne

Yesterday’s second annual meeting of HCFANY member organizations was a great success.  The day was full of information and idea sharing.  Special thanks to Joe Baker, Governor Paterson’s Secretary for Health and Human Services, who addressed the a group about the State budget.  We all look forward to continuing our work for health care reform […]

NYS Budget Announced

Posted December, 16 2008 by arianne

The Paterson Administration officially released its 2009/2010 State budget today. In extraordinarily difficult fiscal circumstances that require painful cuts,  HCFANY believes the Governor’s health budget nonetheless makes important steps towards providing affordable, high quality coverage to all New Yorkers.   Read HCFANY press statement in reaction to today’s budget.

NYS Budget- Some Good News on the Coverage

Posted December, 15 2008 by arianne

The Paterson administration will be releasing its 2009/2010 Executive State Budget tomorrow. There has been a great deal of coverage about expected cuts in Medicaid and education spending, but there is some good news on the coverage front. Positive indicators for health reform include: + Economic Crisis Coverage moves.  The budget proposal seeks to eliminate: face-to-face […]

Obama is Committed to Health Reform

Posted December, 12 2008 by arianne

In yesterday’s press conference,  President-elect Obama officially welcomed Tom Daschle, Secretary for Health and Human Services.    In his address, Daschle highlighted the administrations new website—change.gov–encouraging people to visit the site and write in their thoughts on health reform.  In other news-Single Payer NY issued a press statement calling on the President elect to propose a single-payer […]