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Making Sense of Delivery System Reform

Posted September, 21 2016 by Taylor Frazier

The Affordable Care Act made a lot of changes – and improvements – to health insurance. But it was also meant to encourage changes in how health care is delivered – the care you get at the hospital, doctor’s office, pharmacy, and other places where people get health care. Many people have frustrating experiences with health […]

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Nation’s Uninsured Rate Drops to 8.6 Percent, Lowest Ever

Posted September, 16 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Lois Uttley, MPP, Director of Raising Women’s Voices-NY. Six years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law and three years after the ACA insurance marketplaces opened, the nation’s uninsured rate has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded. Between 2010 and 2016, the percentage of people without health insurance fell by […]

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NYSOH Increases Outreach to Limited English Proficient Populations

Posted September, 14 2016 by Taylor Frazier

The NY State of Health’s (NYSOH) 2016 Open Enrollment Report shows that increased efforts to reach Limited English Proficient populations are making progress. This year, 20 percent of NYSOH enrollees indicated a language other than English as their preferred language compared to 18 percent in 2015. This increase is an important reflection of the diversity […]

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ACA Outreach and Enrollment Summits Coming in September and October 2016

Posted September, 12 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Bob Cohen, Esq. Policy Director at Citizen Action of New York and Public Policy and Education Fund of New York. Fall is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about open enrollment! For the fourth consecutive year, HCFANY is teaming up with the Health Education Project of NY (HEPNY) and other groups […]