New York Would Lose More Than 86,000 Jobs Under AHCA

Posted June, 15 2017 by Taylor Frazier

According to a new analysis from the Commonwealth Fund and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, New York would lose 86,100 jobs by 2026 if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives last month became law. Based on the study’s estimates, New York would […]

States Can Fight Back Against Anti-Consumer HHS Rules

Posted June, 13 2017 by Amanda Dunker

In April, the federal Department of Health and Human Services changed the rules to make buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces harder (you can read HCFANY’s comments on those rules here). The rules were ostensibly meant to prevent adverse selection, the problem of people waiting until they are sick to buy health […]

Secret Senate Health Bill Nearing Final Stages

Posted June, 13 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The health bill passed by House Republicans was horrifying. We’re hearing that the Senate’s top secret draft is basically the same, and that they’re rushing to vote on it before the 4th of July. No one knows exactly what’s in the bill because it is being written by a small, closed group of Republican Senators. They are […]

Premium Requests for 2018 Are Out – Let the State Know What You Think About It!

Posted June, 9 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Health insurance companies have to get permission from insurance regulators for their prices every year, whether premiums are increasing, decreasing, or staying the same. In New York, our insurance regulators (the Department of Financial Services, or DFS) consider public comments when making their decision. To help consumers make informed comments, DFS posts the insurers’ applications […]