The Senate’s “Better Care” Act is Worse than the House Bill

Posted June, 22 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The discussion draft released by the Senate today is almost certainly worse for the average person than the bill passed by the House in May. The Congressional Budget Office is working on its report, and that will give us a better sense of the numbers involved. But the draft gives enough detail to understand that […]

This is a Critical Moment for Medicaid and the ACA

Posted June, 20 2017 by Amanda Dunker

All reports suggest that the Senate is rushing through a health bill that is just as harmful to Americans as the bill passed by the House in May. In fact, some parts of it may be even worse. The Senate’s goal is to pass something by the 4th of July, without any debate. They know their […]

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 […]