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Consumers Speak Out in NYC to Save Our Care

Posted June, 29 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Foley Square in New York City for an emergency “Save Our Care Vigil.” HCFANY Steering Committee members Elisabeth Benjamin of the Community Service Society, Ben Anderson of the Children’s Defense Fund-New York, and Mark Hannay of Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign shared consumer stories and […]

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New York Would Lose More Than 86,000 Jobs Under AHCA

Posted June, 15 2017 by Taylor Frazier

According to a new analysis from the Commonwealth Fund and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, New York would lose 86,100 jobs by 2026 if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives last month became law. Based on the study’s estimates, New York would […]

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New Report Shows Medicaid Cuts Would Disproportionately Affect Children of Color

Posted May, 31 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Medicaid is the single largest insurer for children in the United States. The program covers more than 35.5 million children nation-wide and more than 2 million children in New York State alone. On May 4, the House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cut more than $830 billion […]

Today’s Presidential Budget Proposal is Devastating for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance

Posted May, 23 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The first budget proposed by President Trump adds over $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid to the $880 billion included in the American Health Care Act. This would cut the program in half. The budget also cuts the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), insurance for kids who do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford […]