Insurers Are Asking for More Rate Increases for 2020

Posted June, 13 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Health insurers in New York are asking for rate increases again this year: in the individual market an average of 8.4 percent and in the small group market, an average of 12 percent. UnitedHealthcare of New York asked for the biggest increase in the individual market (27.1 percent), while HealthPlus (Empire) asked for the smallest […]

Tell State Leaders: Consumers Need a Say in Hospital Decisions!

Posted June, 12 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Guest Post by Tess Solomon, Community Catalyst New York’s legislative session is almost done for the year. Before the session ends, HCFANY is urging passage of three bills that will give New York consumers input into local hospital decisions: one bill gives consumers a greater voice when hospital close entirely or eliminate emergency or maternity […]

Today: #StoptheBans Rallies All Over New York

Posted May, 21 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Just a few months ago, we celebrated the passage of the Reproductive Health Act. In New York, women are no longer forced to carry unviable pregnancies to term and the language regulating abortion is in the Health Code, where it belongs. But we’ve watched horrified while states across the country impose extreme abortion bans. We’ve […]

Doulas Save Lives – But For Many Women They Are an Unaffordable Luxury

Posted May, 17 2019 by Amanda Dunker

However, a new pilot program launched by Governor Cuomo is expanding Medicaid coverage for doulas. Doulas are trained professionals that serve as a physical and emotional support to women before, during, and after pregnancy, and also help to connect them with other social supports. As we discussed yesterday, the United States is the only developed […]