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Administration Takes Aim at Birth Control Coverage Through New Federal Regulations

Posted October, 30 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ann Danforth, Progressive States Advocacy and Policy Manager at Raising Women’s Voices-NY. In their latest attack on women’s health, the Trump Administration released two new rules that weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s birth control benefit. The interim final rules (see here and here), which went into effect immediately, allow employers to deny […]

Executive Order Could Mean Trouble in 2018

Posted October, 13 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Although it has no immediate effect, the executive order the President signed yesterday morning instructs several federal agencies to consider proposals that could destabilize the individual insurance markets established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The executive order instructs relevant agencies to propose regulations that would: Expand the use of association health plans, which allow […]

NYSOH Announces that Open Enrollment Will Run Through January 31, 2018

Posted September, 8 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday, the NY State of Health, New York State’s official health plan Marketplace announced in a press release that Open Enrollment for the 2018 plan year would begin on November 1, 2017 and last for a full three months, ending on January 31, 2018. As you may have heard in the spring, the federal government […]

What the Rescission of DACA Means for New York’s DREAMers

Posted September, 7 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Max Hadler, Senior Health Policy Manager at the New York Immigration Coalition. On Tuesday, September 5, the Trump administration announced that it was terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. The announcement sets in motion a process to further disrupt the lives of 800,000 individuals who President […]