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Attention New Yorkers with Medicare and Medicaid: Would You Like To Share Your Experiences with the New Managed-Care Plans?

Posted June, 14 2016 by carrie

Guest blog by Emily Balkan, Policy and Client Services Associate at the Medicare Rights Center. Do you or a loved one have Medicare and Medicaid and long-term care needs? If so, you may have recently experienced a change to the way you receive your coverage. If the way you receive Medicare and Medicaid, including long-term care or personal care services, has […]

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HCFANY Spring Meeting 2016 Recap

Posted June, 10 2016 by carrie

On Tuesday, June 7, nearly 70 HCFANY members from across the state gathered in Albany for the annual Spring Membership Meeting to exchange ideas, share experiences, and strengthen our current initiatives. Many thanks to all who joined us! We heard updates from our members on outcomes from the most recent budget session, improving patient access to […]

Movement on Health Coverage for Immigrants

Posted May, 25 2016 by carrie

Guest blog by Max Hadler, Health Advocacy Specialist at The New York Immigration Coalition Despite the major health care coverage gains achieved under the Affordable Care Act, more than 450,000 New Yorkers remain uninsured because their immigration status makes them ineligible for affordable coverage. As a result of the continued failure to approve federal immigration […]

Tell State Officials What You Think About Insurance Rates

Posted May, 23 2016 by Amanda Dunker

  Across the nation, many insurance companies are asking for big rate increases this year – but in New York, you have the right to weigh in on whether they receive them. Every year, health insurance companies that sell products in New York must ask for permission from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to change […]