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Health + Education = Opportunity

Posted April, 30 2015 by Amanda

Guest Post: Andrew Leonard, Senior Health Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund-NY Even with the expansion of affordable coverage to over two million New Yorkers, work remains to eliminate persistent health disparities across economic, racial and ethnic lines. As advocates and consumers, we work to foster a New York where children are not just insured, but […]

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New National Report Finds Continuing Barriers to Enrollment for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Posted April, 24 2015 by Amanda

Guest Post: Bob Cohen, Policy Director at Public Policy and Education Fund and Citizen Action – New York, and Peter Scatena, Intern at Public Policy and Education Fund The Affordable Care Act has resulted in the enrollment of an impressive 20 million people nationwide, but we still have a long way to end health disparities, […]


It’s here: the 2016 NY State of Health Plan Invitation!

Posted April, 17 2015 by Amanda

Breaking news on this Friday afternoon: the NY State of Health just posted its 2016 Plan Invitation! This is the document that includes requirements for insurers to be certified and re-certified to participate on the Marketplace for the 2016 plan year. This year, in addition to requirements for Qualified Health Plans and Stand-alone Dental Plans, the Invitation […]

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Congress extends CHIP funding for 2 years, HCFANY already turning attention to 2017

Posted April, 15 2015 by Amanda

Late last night, the Senate passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), a bi-partisan legislative package originating in the House of Representatives that, among other things, reauthorizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years, through 2017. HCFANY and other leaders in healthcare advocacy supported a four-year extension. […]