Talking kids’ coverage: New report compares children’s health program benefits in the U.S.

Posted May, 9 2014 by Amanda

This week, National Academy for State Health Policy and Georgetown University’s Center for Children & Families released a joint report analyzing Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage in 42 separate programs in 38 states. For the past 17 years, CHIP has given states federal funds to operate public health insurance programs designed for children. New […]

Swing into Spring with our Children, Youth & Families Task Force

Posted May, 6 2014 by Amanda

It’s that time of year again – time for statewide advocates for the health of children, youth and families to gather in Albany for HCFANY’s Children, Youth & Families Task Force Spring Meeting. There is a full day planned to hear important policy updates and the health care implications of New York’s 2014-2015 budget, share resources, […]

It’s working.

Posted May, 2 2014 by Amanda

Yesterday, HHS announced that over eight million Americans enrolled in health insurance between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. That’s over a million more than the original goal for that period (seven million) and over two million more than the revised goal. As recently as the middle of March, some media outlets predicted that enrollments would […]

Health Care a Big Winner in 2014-2015 NYS Budget

Posted April, 8 2014 by Amanda

Last week, the final NYS budget agreement was released. You can read HCFANY’s response in our press release, here. The budget contains major wins for health care consumers in New York, including all three of HCFANY’s top budget priorities: The Basic Health Program, out-of-network surprise billing protections, and consumer assistance funding. 1. Making health insurance more […]