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Immigration & Health Policy: Texas v. the United States

Posted July, 13 2015 by Hannah Lupien

On July 10, 2015 the 5th Circuit Court began weighing the merits of the court case Texas v. the United States. This lawsuit was filed in order to block President Obama’s executive order of November 2014. The President’s order included the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)* for young people who came here […]

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Rate Review 2015 wrap up

Posted July, 10 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Remember our blog post about the rate review process? (If not, that’s okay, you can read it here). HCFANY spent the last month reading premium rate applications and writing up comments. We submitted 10 letters to the Department of Financial Services about plans in the individual on-exchange market. You can read each one here: Affinity […]

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HCFANY Spring Meeting 2015 recap

Posted July, 8 2015 by Hannah Lupien

On Thursday, June 25th HCFANY members from around the state gathered in Albany to learn from one another, share their experiences, and build momentum for upcoming efforts. With 78 attendees this was one of our biggest Spring Meetings yet. Thank you to everyone who joined us! The agenda featured immigrant health coverage, the Basic Health […]


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 […]