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New Report Shows Eliminating CSRs Would Increase Federal Costs

Posted April, 25 2017 by Taylor Frazier

According to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, eliminating cost sharing reductions (CSRs), or subsidies that lower the out-of-pocket costs for moderate-income consumers, would increase overall costs to federal government instead of saving money. Nationally, CSRs are worth approximately $7 billion annually and reduce out-of-pocket costs for moderate income consumers by $3,350 to […]

New York Protects Contraceptive Coverage Without Co-pays

Posted April, 20 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Lois Uttley, MPP, Director, Raising Women’s Voices-NY. More than 55 million women across the United States have gained contraceptive coverage without co-pays as part of their health insurance policies, because of the Women’s Preventive Services Amendment to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This coverage benefit, which applies to most employer-sponsored insurance as […]

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CMS Final Rule Would Increase Costs for Moderate-Income Families and Reduce Open Enrollment

Posted April, 14 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Follow up from blog posted February 21, 2017 Yesterday afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule claiming to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets. In fact, it does just the opposite. HCFANY and thousands of other consumer and provider groups submitted comments in opposition to the proposed version […]

HCFANY Budget Update: What We Won and What We Lost

Posted April, 12 2017 by Taylor Frazier

HCFANY worked hard this year on a series of important priorities during this budget session. Governor Cuomo’s statement on the final enacted budget can be found here. Here is a quick summary of how we did: Full funding for Community Health Advocates (CHA) HCFANY Recommendation: Provide $4.75 million in funding for CHA to help people […]