Opportunity for children in New York

Posted November, 21 2014 by Amanda

This post is part of a two-part blog series on unaccompanied minors in New York. Last month, the Children’s Defense Fund – New York and the Health Care for All NY coalition presented two webinars on unaccompanied minors and access to health services.  The full recordings and materials for Unaccompanied Minors and Health Care Access […]


HCFANY’s LGBT Task Force trains in-person assistors in LGBT cultural competency

Posted November, 13 2014 by Amanda

Finn Brigham, trainer for the LGBT Task Force’s webinar on LGBT cultural competancy Guest post: Laurel Swerdlow, LGBT Task Force Program Associate, Raising Women’s Voices – NY With the start of the second open enrollment period just days away on Nov. 16, it is important that Navigator and Certified Application Counselor agencies (CACs) be prepared to […]


Who got covered thanks to the ACA?

Posted November, 3 2014 by Amanda

Last week, the NY Times’ The Upshot featured an interactive look at new coverage data from Enroll America and data firm Civic Analytics. According to the data, roughly 10 million people gained coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act. What’s exciting about the data is that it provides a much closer […]


A little (messaging) help from our friends

Posted October, 24 2014 by Amanda

The remaining uninsured have lingering concerns about health insurance affordability, and many are  unaware of their state’s Marketplace and upcoming opportunities to enroll. That’s according to a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored study about barriers and motivations of the uninsured to enrolling in health insurance during the ACA’s second enrollment period.  The study, conducted […]