9.20.12-Albany RACs

Consumers and Industry in Albany weigh in on NY’s Health Benefit Exchange

Posted September, 20 2012 by arianne

Guest Blogger, Bob Cohen,  Esq.; Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York If there’s one thing that’s clear from yesterday’s meeting of the Capital District/Hudson Valley/Northern New York Health Benefit Exchange Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), it’s that the “devil is in the details” when it comes to building a strong pro-consumer health insurance Exchange. The Governor’s […]

straw model-9.18.12

Reasonable Compatibility Straw Models

Posted September, 18 2012 by arianne

It’s Fall 2013. John Doe discovers he can apply for health insurance through Obamacare’s Health Benefit Exchange in his state. He goes to the website that his employer (who doesn’t offer insurance) told him about and easily fills in the required information, including his income. He enters his annual income as $14,000. The Exchange begs […]


Life for NY’s health insurers just got a little more interesting

Posted February, 15 2012 by arianne

It’s getting to be that time of the year again, and we all dread to hear those three little words…”You’re being audited.” [cue scary Psycho knife sound] Thankfully, it’s not consumers who have to worry this time – its our health insurers.  The Department of Financial Services (DOFS) announced today that it will soon start performing random audits […]

Happy Thanksgiving, from HCFANY

A day to give thanks

Posted November, 24 2011 by arianne

Our health care system is not perfect, that’s true. There are many changes we would like to see, some of which we may not ever get in our lifetimes.  But, there are a lot of good things about our health care system too.  On a day like today, when we’re all sitting down to our delicious free-range heritage breed […]