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Child Health Plus effective date legislation

Posted June, 30 2015 by Hannah Lupien

One of the bills that will make its way to the Governor’s desk this summer will protect infants who qualify for Child Health Plus, the state’s free or low cost health insurance program for children, from a coverage gap at birth. Currently, a family must enroll a child after the child’s birth and coverage begins […]

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Supreme Court Victory May Signal New Chapter for ACA

Posted June, 29 2015 by Hannah Lupien

“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” summarized Chief Justice John Roberts at the end of his landmark June 25th opinion in King v. Burwell. The decision upholds the right of people in states with federally-facilitated exchanges to get “premium tax credits”, the subsidies provided under the […]

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Pride Month Outreach to Uninsured LGBT People

Posted June, 23 2015 by Hannah Lupien

High rates of un-insurance among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have finally started to drop because of the affordable, nondiscriminatory health coverage options made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The LGBT uninsured rate fell from 24.2 percent to under 18 percent in the first year of operation of ACA health marketplaces, […]

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Action Alert: Stop the New York State Legislature from Weakening the State’s “Prior Approval” Health Insurance Rate Review System

Posted June, 16 2015 by Hannah Lupien

  As the 2015 state legislative session draws to a close this week, a troublesome “rate review”/”prior approval” bill has come up last minute and appears to be moving. The bill would weaken New York’s landmark prior approval system where state regulators review and revise health insurance annual premium rate increases. See HCFANY’s statement of […]