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A new year, a new round of goodies from the ACA

Posted January, 14 2013 by arianne

A lot of folks think that 2014 is when the Affordable Care Act will really kick into effect, and yes, that is when the health insurance Exchanges will become fully operational.  And yes, those are a big part of the ACA.  But, they’re not the whole thing! Many great things have already happened in the […]

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New York’s Uninsured Children Don’t Have to Wait Until 2014

Posted October, 23 2012 by arianne

Nationally, the number of uninsured children decreased to 5.5 million in 2011 from 6.4 million in 2009, according to a new report by the Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families. New York has contributed to that success by extending coverage to more children through Medicaid and Child Health Plus. The state has successfully reduced […]

9.20.12-Albany RACs

Consumers and Industry in Albany weigh in on NY’s Health Benefit Exchange

Posted September, 20 2012 by arianne

Guest Blogger, Bob Cohen,  Esq.; Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York If there’s one thing that’s clear from yesterday’s meeting of the Capital District/Hudson Valley/Northern New York Health Benefit Exchange Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), it’s that the “devil is in the details” when it comes to building a strong pro-consumer health insurance Exchange. The Governor’s […]

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Reasonable Compatibility Straw Models

Posted September, 18 2012 by arianne

It’s Fall 2013. John Doe discovers he can apply for health insurance through Obamacare’s Health Benefit Exchange in his state. He goes to the website that his employer (who doesn’t offer insurance) told him about and easily fills in the required information, including his income. He enters his annual income as $14,000. The Exchange begs […]