Posted December 7, 2009 by Amanda
In October 2007, the UnitedHealth Group issued a proposal to reform New York’s direct-pay and small-group markets. The direct-pay market is individual insurance coverage. The goal of the UnitedHealth proposal is to address the “death spiral” (see box below) or decline in enrollment. UnitedHealth attributes this decline to a lack of product flexibility, inadequate stop-loss pool […]
Posted December 20, 2008 by Amanda
In December 2007, the Community Service Society of New York (CSS) released its Cornerstone for Coverage health reform proposal for New York State. Cornerstone proposes to make comprehensive health coverage nearly universally available by building off of New York’s existing public programs. HCFANY has reviewed CSS’s proposal in relation to our 10 Standards for Quality, […]
Posted December 7, 2008 by Amanda
In September 2007, Excellus BCBS submitted a proposal to reform the direct pay and small group insurance markets. The direct-pay market means insurance purchased directly by individuals for themselves and their families through an insurance carrier. HCFANY has reviewed Excellus’s proposal in relation to our 10 Standards for Quality, Affordable, Health Care for All. This proposal […]
Posted October 6, 2008 by Amanda
Thirteen percent of New York State residents are uninsured. They are less likely to receive needed care for serious or chronic medical conditions, resulting in personal and financial hardships for themselves, their families, and the communities they live in. Who is uninsured?