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Undocumented Immigrants in New York City to Get New Roads to Care

Posted October, 9 2015 by Hannah Lupien

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new plan yesterday to connect the City’s undocumented immigrants with a soon-to-be launched “Direct Access” health care program. The Direct Access program is not insurance coverage, but a network of health care providers with the cultural competency and linguistic diversity to serve New York’s many immigrant […]

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LGBT Task Force Examining Transgender Insurance Coverage

Posted September, 30 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Guest post: Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voices – NY   The NYS Department of Financial Services issued a Circular Letter in December 2014 requiring private health insurance plans in our state to cover all medically-necessary care for treatment of gender dysphoria. With the one-year anniversary of this policy approaching, the LGBT Task Force of […]

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Employer Sponsored Health Coverage

Posted September, 28 2015 by Hannah Lupien

The majority of non-elderly Americans get their health coverage through employer sponsored plans, but the ways those plans provide financial protection is changing. According to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, employers are increasingly relying on cost-shifting through high-deductible plans, higher premiums, and plans with larger co-pays. That means workers and their families […]

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Outreach and Enrollment Summits 2015: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Posted September, 11 2015 by Hannah Lupien

The third open enrollment period for the New York State of Health begins on November 1, 2015, and the Healthcare Education Project and HCFANY member organizations are already busy preparing. Building on two successful years of enrollment summits, this year’s 8 regional summits will continue to bring together stakeholders and community leaders to develop coordinated […]