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Helping the Uninsured Connect to the New, Affordable Health Care Options

Posted March, 25 2014 by Amanda

Get Covered New York volunteer Engracia Jamieson Guest post by Maryanne Tomazic, Raising Women’s Voices – New York (RWV-NY) We’re in the final week of 2014 open enrollment, and people across the State are working around-the-clock to make sure those who still need affordable, quality health insurance have a chance to apply through NY State […]

Health Insurance is not a Laughing Matter…Or is it?

Posted March, 11 2014 by Amanda

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama Much of the ACA enrollment outreach to young adult “invincibles” has been on the lighter side. Take, for example, the recent Valentine’s Day campaign around national youth enrollment day that featured various celebrities making quips about love and insurance (see the ad featuring […]

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Advocates, organizations, and consumers join forces in Albany

Posted March, 4 2014 by Amanda

Photo: Advocates and consumers at HCFANY’s press conference about how the Governor’s budget would make coverage more affordable, stop surprise bills, and support consumer assistance programs. From left: Gladys Puglla, consumer; Mark Scherzer, New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage; Elisabeth Benjamin, Community Service Society; Lara Kassel, Medicaid Matters New York; Bob Cohen, Citizen Action of […]

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New Toolkit Available: Former Foster Care Youth and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Posted February, 26 2014 by Amanda

Guest Post by Lauren Tobias, Director of Policy for Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) children may stay on their parent’s health insurance until age 26. But, youth who age out of the foster care system may not have that option. Luckily, the ACA allows former foster care youth […]