Will the State fund Community Health Advocates?

Posted March, 20 2015 by Amanda

It’s the first day of spring! That means daffodils and birds chirping, right? Well, maybe not here in New York as the snow drifts down. But one thing it certainly means is that the New York State Legislature is nearing the end of its budget negotiations. One critical health program hanging in the balance is Community […]


U.S. Supreme Court hears King v. Burwell ACA subsidies case

Posted March, 4 2015 by Amanda

This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in the King v. Burwell case. King v. Burwell was filed to challenge federal financial assistance for people in states that have Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). New York, which operates a State-Based Marketplace (SBM), can continue to provide insurance subsidies regardless of the […]

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NY State of Health announces Special Enrollment Period March 1-April 30!

Posted February, 20 2015 by Amanda

Great news! The NY State of Health just announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for uninsured New Yorkers who are facing a tax penalty for 2014. The new SEP will run from March 1 through 11:59 on April 30, 2015. Some uninsured New Yorkers may first become aware of the tax penalty for not enrolling in coverage when they […]

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HCFANY’S LGBT Task Force Launches LGBT Outreach and Enrollment Week

Posted January, 12 2015 by Amanda

From left to right, Mark Hannay, LGBT Task Force Co-Chair; Star Morris of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center; City Council Health Committee Chair Corey Johnson; Jay Laudato, Executive Director of Callen-Lorde; David Sandman, Senior Vice President of the NYS Health Foundation; and Lois Uttley, LGBT Task Force Co-Chair. Uninsured LGBT New Yorkers Urged to Sign Up for Affordable […]