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Rules

CMS Final Rule Would Increase Costs for Moderate-Income Families and Reduce Open Enrollment

Posted April, 14 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Follow up from blog posted February 21, 2017 Yesterday afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule claiming to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets. In fact, it does just the opposite. HCFANY and thousands of other consumer and provider groups submitted comments in opposition to the proposed version […]

Urgent

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 […]

Red Alert

Breaking Down the House ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

Posted March, 7 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Yesterday, Members of the House of Representatives introduced Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement legislation in the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees. According to a blog post from Health Affairs, the committees will begin markup of the bills tomorrow, March 8, and the House is hoping to pass a repeal and […]

Caucus Weekend

HCFANY Members Present at Caucus Weekend

Posted March, 6 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Claudia Calhoon, MPH, Director of Health Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition. A few weeks ago, HCFANY members served on the “Challenges and Opportunities of the Trump Era: Healthcare for Special Populations” panel at the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators’ 46th Annual Legislative Caucus Weekend. Senator […]