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New York State Assembly to Hold Hearing on Immigrant Access to Health Care

Posted November, 29 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Max Hadler, Senior Health Policy Manager at the New York Immigration Coalition. Immigrant New Yorkers are under relentless attack from the anti-immigrant forces that wield the levers of control in Washington, DC. In this environment, it falls on New York State to devise solutions to the crisis. Access to health care represents […]

Today is the Day

Ready? Set? Renew!

Posted November, 16 2017 by Taylor Frazier

If you currently have a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) through the New York State of Health (NYSOH), New York’s official health insurance Marketplace, you can renew your coverage for 2018 starting TODAY. Retuning consumers must renew their coverage between November 16, 2017 and December 15, 2017 to avoid a gap in coverage. You can renew […]

Red Alert

13 Million People Would Lose Their Health Insurance Under Senate Tax Bill

Posted November, 15 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate released a tax bill that would eliminate the penalty for not having health insurance established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that repealing the individual mandate would cause 13 million people to lose their health insurance by 2027, including 4 million in the first […]

Preschoolers

We expect our children to complete their homework on time. Shouldn’t we expect the same from Congress?

Posted November, 8 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ben Anderson, Director of Health Policy at Children’s Defense Fund-NY. Here we are 39 days and counting since the September 30th deadline for Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and yet families of the 350,000 New York children who depend on CHIP for coverage are still waiting for Congress to […]