A day of remembrance

Posted January, 21 2013 by arianne

Just a short post today to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – a man with a gift for capturing the human spirit and inciting action through his words. And, as we continue our work in the coming year to achieve quality, affordable health care for ALL New Yorkers, let us keep in mind the […]

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A new year, a new round of goodies from the ACA

Posted January, 14 2013 by arianne

A lot of folks think that 2014 is when the Affordable Care Act will really kick into effect, and yes, that is when the health insurance Exchanges will become fully operational.  And yes, those are a big part of the ACA.  But, they’re not the whole thing! Many great things have already happened in the […]

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New York’s Uninsured Children Don’t Have to Wait Until 2014

Posted October, 23 2012 by arianne

Nationally, the number of uninsured children decreased to 5.5 million in 2011 from 6.4 million in 2009, according to a new report by the Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families. New York has contributed to that success by extending coverage to more children through Medicaid and Child Health Plus. The state has successfully reduced […]

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Strength in Numbers

Posted September, 12 2012 by arianne

Census data released today shows the percentage of uninsured New Yorkers dropped significantly for the first time in years, to 12.2% in 2011 from 15.1% in 2010. Compared with other states that means in 2011 New York had the 15th lowest percentage of uninsured in the country. (In 2010, New York ranked 31st. Massachusetts is still […]