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We expect our children to complete their homework on time. Shouldn’t we expect the same from Congress?

Posted November, 8 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ben Anderson, Director of Health Policy at Children’s Defense Fund-NY. Here we are 39 days and counting since the September 30th deadline for Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and yet families of the 350,000 New York children who depend on CHIP for coverage are still waiting for Congress to […]

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NYSOH Announces that Open Enrollment Will Run Through January 31, 2018

Posted September, 8 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday, the NY State of Health, New York State’s official health plan Marketplace announced in a press release that Open Enrollment for the 2018 plan year would begin on November 1, 2017 and last for a full three months, ending on January 31, 2018. As you may have heard in the spring, the federal government […]

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Don’t Worry! NYS Navigators WILL Be Available for Open Enrollment

Posted September, 1 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Many of you may have heard reports that the Trump Administration will be cutting federal funding for the Navigator program for the upcoming year. Navigators are individuals or organizations specially trained and certified to help consumers shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. These cuts do not affect New York. New York […]

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Recent Court Ruling Could Help Preserve CSRs

Posted August, 3 2017 by Taylor Frazier

We have been talking a lot about the ACA Cost Sharing Reductions or CSRs in the last couple of months. CSRs are crucial subsidies that help make out of pocket health care costs, like deductibles and copayments, more affordable for people who earn incomes up to 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (about $61,000 […]