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Let Your Voice Be Heard: Call Governor Cuomo Today!

Posted March, 15 2013 by arianne

The Assembly got it right in their one house budget bill by including a “premium wrap” for those people eligible for Family Health Plus to make a seamless transition into the new Health Insurance Exchange.  The Assembly is also “authorizing” the Basic Health Plan – but we hear the Governor’s office isn’t going for EITHER in final budget […]

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Dear Gov. Cuomo & Legislature: You’ve Got Mail!

Posted March, 14 2013 by arianne

HCFANY is happy to report that our letter to Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature on the budget’s elimination of the Family Health Plus program and out-of-network benefits on the individual market has been delivered! The letter was actually hand-delivered around the capitol early this afternoon, and sent out to the press shortly thereafter.  Thanks to everyone who […]

Baby, it's cold outside!

Don’t leave New York’s low-income families out in the cold!

Posted February, 12 2013 by arianne

The Governor’s proposed 2013-2014 Executive Budget aims to get rid of New York’s Family Health Plus (FHP) program by closing off enrollment by the end of this year.  Enrollees who earn below 138% of FPL (about $26,000 per year for a family of three) will get the current Medicaid benefit (with the exception of long-term care).  Parents up to […]

out-of-network bills

Blindsided by Bills

Posted November, 20 2012 by arianne

Connor is a 68-year-old Westchester resident with heart problems, insured in a preferred provider organization (PPO). He had a stent put in last year, and when he was experiencing extreme shortness of breath he rushed to his local in-network hospital. The heart problem was too severe to be treated there, so he was transferred to […]