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9.20.12-Albany RACs

Consumers and Industry in Albany weigh in on NY’s Health Benefit Exchange

Posted September, 20 2012 by arianne

Guest Blogger, Bob Cohen,  Esq.; Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York If there’s one thing that’s clear from yesterday’s meeting of the Capital District/Hudson Valley/Northern New York Health Benefit Exchange Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), it’s that the “devil is in the details” when it comes to building a strong pro-consumer health insurance Exchange. The Governor’s […]

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Reasonable Compatibility Straw Models

Posted September, 18 2012 by arianne

It’s Fall 2013. John Doe discovers he can apply for health insurance through Obamacare’s Health Benefit Exchange in his state. He goes to the website that his employer (who doesn’t offer insurance) told him about and easily fills in the required information, including his income. He enters his annual income as $14,000. The Exchange begs […]

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And they’re off…

Posted September, 14 2012 by arianne

The Western New York Health Exchange Regional Advisory Committee convened yesterday afternoon, the first of five committees that will meet this month. The agenda and presentation from the first meeting will remain the same for the other regional meetings held over the next couple of weeks. Guest Blogger, Natalie Luczkowiak, Community Health Advocate with the Public Policy and Education Fund, attended the […]

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Strength in Numbers

Posted September, 12 2012 by arianne

Census data released today shows the percentage of uninsured New Yorkers dropped significantly for the first time in years, to 12.2% in 2011 from 15.1% in 2010. Compared with other states that means in 2011 New York had the 15th lowest percentage of uninsured in the country. (In 2010, New York ranked 31st. Massachusetts is still […]