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Fair Hospital Funding

Posted March 15, 2019 by Amanda Dunker

New York should not spend precious resources rewarding hospitals that do not care for low-income New Yorkers. This flyer describes action the Senate and Assembly should take in the 2020 budget.

Testimony on the 2019-2020 Executive Budget

Posted February 12, 2019 by Amanda Dunker

HCFANY submitted the following testimony to the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the State Senate Finance Committee (view or download as a pdf here). Testimony on the Executive’s Proposed Health/Medicaid 2019-2020 Budget February 11, 2019 Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) would like to thank the chairs and members of the Assembly […]

2019 Policy Agenda

Posted December 19, 2018 by Amanda Dunker

This document describes HCFANY’s policy priorities for 2019. New York has succeeded in cutting the number of uninsured people in half since 2010. Despite this remarkable feat, there are still 1.1 million uninsured New Yorkers. HCFANY’s 2019 policy agenda seeks to set New York on a path towards universal coverage including short-term solutions that can […]

Health Insurance Rate Review/Prior Approval Resources

Press Release: NEW YORK CONSUMERS WILL GET A SAY IN HEALTH INSURANCE RATES

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Albany, NY – Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 170 consumer advocacy organizations, encourages consumers and consumer advocates to weigh in on health insurance rate proposals for 2018.  Yesterday evening, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) posted a summary of the companies’ rate proposals that indicated that the requested rate […]

Consumer Rate Comment Templates

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Health insurance companies in New York State must ask for permission from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to change their rates. DFS considers public comments when conducting their review. There are two templates below, one for responding to a proposed increase and one for responding to a proposed decrease. Once you download the template and add […]

Guide to Rate Review, 2018

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Insurance companies have to get state approval for their prices each year. In New York, consumer comments are part of the process. This issue brief guides you through the process of commenting on your insurer’s request. This year, insurers are asking for an average 17 percent increase in the individual market, with a range of 4 […]