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New Study Shows Inpatient Emergency Department Admissions May Lead to Surprise Bills

Posted December, 19 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Late last week, a Health Affairs article described a new study on “surprise” medical bills. In New York State, “surprise bills” are bills from an out-of-network provider or out-of-network lab that a patient did not choose. These surprise out-of-network bills can lead to catastrophic medical debt and anxiety for consumers. The study found that 20 […]

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It’s Still Open Enrollment: Get Covered for 2017

Posted November, 30 2016 by Amanda Dunker

A lot of people are worried about their coverage options right now, but the first thing to know is that it is still Open Enrollment for the Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who is uninsured or needs to renew should go ahead and get coverage set up for 2017. If you are re-enrolling […]

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HCFANY Supports the ACA

Posted November, 9 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans have enrolled in health insurance, and the uninsured rate has sunk to the lowest level on record. In New York, our ACA marketplace, the New York State of Health, has enrolled more than 2.8 million New Yorkers into high quality affordable coverage. New York’s uninsurance rate […]

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ACA Makes Important Strides in Reducing Health Coverage Disparities

Posted November, 7 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released a new issue brief examining health coverage by race and ethnicity under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on disparities in health coverage. The KFF analysis found that non-elderly people of color have experienced larger coverage gains than non-elderly white people since the implementation of […]