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Don’t Worry! NYS Navigators WILL Be Available for Open Enrollment

Posted September, 1 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Many of you may have heard reports that the Trump Administration will be cutting federal funding for the Navigator program for the upcoming year. Navigators are individuals or organizations specially trained and certified to help consumers shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. These cuts do not affect New York. New York […]

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 26:  The Congressional Budget Office made copies of its Budget and Economic Outlook for FY 2010 to 2020 available to reporters and the public January 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. The CBO's latest estimates see a $1.35 trillion deficit for the current budget year, dropping to $980 billion next year only if a host of tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush are allowed to expire at the end of the year.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CBO Reports Ending Cost Sharing Subsidies Would Increase Unisurance and Disruption Through 2020

Posted August, 18 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Earlier this week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the effects of ending the Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs), which help make out of pocket costs more affordable for consumers with incomes between 100 and 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. In New York, the CSRs also provide funding for the […]

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The ACA is working for women, especially in states like NY, study finds

Posted August, 17 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ann Danforth, Progressive States Advocacy and Policy Manager at Raising Women’s Voices-NY. A recent analysis by the Commonwealth Fund confirms what many women already know — the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically improved our rates of health coverage and our access to care. The Commonwealth Fund used data from its biennial health […]

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Investing in Children When It Matters Most: The First 1000 Days on Medicaid

Posted August, 11 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ben Anderson, Director of Health Policy at Children’s Defense Fund-New York. The New York State Department of Health (SDOH) is embarking on a “First 1000 Days on Medicaid” initiative that aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from across sectors that touch the lives of young children. The stakeholders include […]