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Administration Takes Aim at Birth Control Coverage Through New Federal Regulations

Posted October, 30 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ann Danforth, Progressive States Advocacy and Policy Manager at Raising Women’s Voices-NY. In their latest attack on women’s health, the Trump Administration released two new rules that weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s birth control benefit. The interim final rules (see here and here), which went into effect immediately, allow employers to deny […]

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What Does the Budget Resolution Have To Do With Health Care?

Posted October, 27 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday, the House of Representatives adopted a budget resolution that paves the way for the federal government to approve up to $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to wealthy people and corporations with only Republican votes. What’s a budget resolution? A budget resolution is a piece of legislation that outlines the congressional budget. It establishes how […]

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Executive Order Could Mean Trouble in 2018

Posted October, 13 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Although it has no immediate effect, the executive order the President signed yesterday morning instructs several federal agencies to consider proposals that could destabilize the individual insurance markets established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The executive order instructs relevant agencies to propose regulations that would: Expand the use of association health plans, which allow […]

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TODAY: Sign-On Letter to Congress to Renew CHIP

Posted October, 5 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Follow up to “The Future of CHIP in New York” posted on September 19, 2017. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as Child Health Plus in New York, expired on September 30. Together, Child Health Plus and Medicaid cover more than 2.6 million children in New York State. New York also has […]