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Press Release: HCFANY Condemns House Vote in Favor of AHCA

Posted May, 4 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Albany, NY – Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 170 consumer advocacy organizations, expressed great dismay at the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Despite unprecedented opposition from constituents, House Republicans voted to take health care away from 2.7 million New Yorkers, abandon Americans with pre-existing conditions […]

New York Protects Contraceptive Coverage Without Co-pays

Posted April, 20 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Lois Uttley, MPP, Director, Raising Women’s Voices-NY. More than 55 million women across the United States have gained contraceptive coverage without co-pays as part of their health insurance policies, because of the Women’s Preventive Services Amendment to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This coverage benefit, which applies to most employer-sponsored insurance as […]

HCFANY Budget Update: What We Won and What We Lost

Posted April, 12 2017 by Taylor Frazier

HCFANY worked hard this year on a series of important priorities during this budget session. Governor Cuomo’s statement on the final enacted budget can be found here. Here is a quick summary of how we did: Full funding for Community Health Advocates (CHA) HCFANY Recommendation: Provide $4.75 million in funding for CHA to help people […]

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New Repeal and Replacement Proposal Would End Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions and Essential Health Benefits

Posted April, 4 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Late last month, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have devastated the Medicaid program and left millions uninsured, was pulled from the House floor. According to an article in today’s New York Times, the majorities in Congress are discussing a proposal to move forward with the bill. In addition to all of the […]