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Health Advocates Review Successes, Opportunities and Challenges Ahead at HCFANY Annual Meeting

Posted January, 20 2015 by Amanda

  Courtney Burke (right), Deputy Secretary for Health for New York State accepts HCFANY’s 2015 Health Consumer Champion Award from Kate Breslin (left), President and CEO of Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.  Guest Post: Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York Close to 100 health care advocates, coming from every corner of the […]

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A little bird told me

Posted April, 22 2014 by Amanda

Many of you already follow us on Twitter (@hcfany) to get the latest health care updates in New York State and follow our advocacy efforts. If you don’t already, now is a good time to start! HCFANY is co-hosting a Twitter chat with MomsRising and U.S. Representative Charles Rangel tomorrow. We’ll be talking about healthcare resources […]

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Putting a Face to our Budgetary Wins

Posted April, 16 2014 by Amanda

Gladys Puglla got caught with large surprise medical bills when she had a medical emergency. The new out-of-network legislation will protect New Yorkers like Gladys in the future!   Guest post: Maryanne Tomazic, Raising Women’s Voices – New York As we wrote last week, the 2014-2015 state budget included major wins for health care consumers […]

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Health Care a Big Winner in 2014-2015 NYS Budget

Posted April, 8 2014 by Amanda

Last week, the final NYS budget agreement was released. You can read HCFANY’s response in our press release, here. The budget contains major wins for health care consumers in New York, including all three of HCFANY’s top budget priorities: The Basic Health Program, out-of-network surprise billing protections, and consumer assistance funding. 1. Making health insurance more […]