Each legislative session frames HCFANY’s yearly priorities on the state level. Based on the priorities of our member organizations, the HCFANY Policy Committee drafts a legislative agenda for the year, which is then edited and approved by our Steering Committee members. This legislative agenda will shape our work for the coming year. However, as a coalition we also motivate and react to policy changes as needs and opportunities arise that may fall outside of our set legislative agenda.
Click on the links below to learn about HCFANY’s work on state health reform in each legislative year:
Additional Resources & Publications
- New York State’s Parnership for Coverage: In the spring of 2007, New York’s Governor established the Partnership for Coverage (“P4C”) initiative. Chaired by the Commissioner of Health Dr. Richard Daines and Superintendent of Insurance Eric Dinallo, the P4C process is supposed to develop a “building-block” approach for statewide health reform. Read more about the P4C here.
- Community Service Society’s Cornerstone For Coverage: In order to focus State policy makers and other key stakeholders on the question of what affordable health care really means for New Yorkers, the Community Service Society designed a plan for State-based reform. The Cornerstone for Coverage proposal builds upon New York’s existing popular, affordable, and comprehensive public insurance programs.
- Polling conducted by the Community Service Society confirms that New York is part of a declining national trend of low- and moderate-income individuals enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance. CSS found that in 2008, only 39% of poor full-time workers in New York City reported receiving health insurance for themselves and only 32% reported receiving health insurance for their families through their jobs. These numbers continue to get smaller. Just five years ago, employer-sponsored insurance among poor full-time workers was at 58% for those receiving insurance for themselves, and 46% for those receiving health insurance for their families.
- Business And Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY): The Health Care Pulse of New York State Small Businesses
- Citizen Action: The High Cost of “Pay to Play”
- New York State Health Foundation: Conference on Insurance Market Reform
- United Hospital Fund: Merging the Markets-Combining New York’s Individual and Small Group Markets into Common Risk Pools.