Posted April 6, 2008 by Amanda
Affordable health coverage is critical to the success of a merged federal health reform bill that includes a requirement for all people to purchase insurance. Establishing more affordable subsidies, lowering out-of-pocket caps for individuals and families, and preserving the existing Child Health Plus program would ensure that New York’s families benefit from federal health reform.
Posted February 6, 2008 by Amanda
New York’s hospitals provide an important safety net uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers. In 1983, the State legislature created the Hospital Bad Debt and Charity Care (BDCC) pool (or the Hospital Indigent Care Pool) to help hospitals cover the costs of providing this care. Each year, New York’s hospitals receive $847 million in BDCC funds. But due to complicated […]