New York’s Individual Insurance Market Still Holding Its Ground, But Dangers Lie Ahead, Says New UHF Report

Posted October, 24 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Guest Post by Bob Cohen, Policy Director ,Public Policy and Education Fund and Citizen Action of New York A new United Hospital Fund report found that New York State’s individual health insurance market held its ground in 2017, even if just barely, despite efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Happily, […]

Hearing Next Week – Stop the CVS-Aetna Merger!

Posted October, 12 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Federal authorities approved the biggest health care industry merger on record this week when they allowed a deal between CVS Health and Aetna to move forward. Approval by New York’s regulators is still pending. New York’s health insurance regulator, the Department of Financial Services (DFS), is holding a public hearing next week in New York City […]

Support Immigrants Access to Care – Tonight!

Posted September, 24 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Late Saturday night, the Department of Homeland Security released a draft of new “public charge” rules. If the rules were implemented, it could mean that immigrants who use services like Medicaid or SNAP will jeopardize their ability to stay in this country and become naturalized citizens. This rule has not yet gone into effect, and […]

Tell New York’s Leaders to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Posted August, 31 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Next week, a federal court in Texas will decide if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and all of its protections for people with pre-existing conditions should stand. This isn’t a new activity for anyone who’s paid attention to the ACA since it passed. Opponents of the law have spent years trying to drag us backwards […]