It’s Open Enrollment – Here’s How to Get Health Insurance in New York!

Posted December, 13 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Many people have seen the bad news that in other states, enrollment in plans regulated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is down. What people in New York might have missed is that here, enrollments are up! New York also has a longer open enrollment period than most states. When states first implemented the ACA, […]

New York’s Individual Insurance Market Still Holding Its Ground, But Dangers Lie Ahead, Says New UHF Report

Posted October, 24 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Guest Post by Bob Cohen, Policy Director ,Public Policy and Education Fund and Citizen Action of New York A new United Hospital Fund report found that New York State’s individual health insurance market held its ground in 2017, even if just barely, despite efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Happily, […]

Hearing Next Week – Stop the CVS-Aetna Merger!

Posted October, 12 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Federal authorities approved the biggest health care industry merger on record this week when they allowed a deal between CVS Health and Aetna to move forward. Approval by New York’s regulators is still pending. New York’s health insurance regulator, the Department of Financial Services (DFS), is holding a public hearing next week in New York City […]

Support Immigrants Access to Care – Tonight!

Posted September, 24 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Late Saturday night, the Department of Homeland Security released a draft of new “public charge” rules. If the rules were implemented, it could mean that immigrants who use services like Medicaid or SNAP will jeopardize their ability to stay in this country and become naturalized citizens. This rule has not yet gone into effect, and […]