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Tell New York to Lower Insurance Premiums by July 1

Posted June, 27 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Despite reporting record profits during the pandemic, all of New York’s 12 individual market insurance companies plan to increase premiums in 2023.  Costs could increase by a whopping 19 percent on average, meaning New Yorkers would spend a greater share of their budget on health care and less on food, transportation and other necessities – […]

“Most Progressive State” Budget Fails on Health Care

Posted January, 17 2019 by Amanda Dunker

The proposed executive budget is shockingly silent on health coverage: -Health insurance for immigrants left behind by the ACA:  $0 -State premium assistance for people who can’t afford coverage:  $0 -Funding to stabilize the high costs of NY’s individual market: $0. Instead, the people get a “commission” of so-called experts. What can a commission tell […]

A Big Day for Immigrant Coverage!

Posted January, 9 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Yesterday we steeled ourselves for another low point in President Trump’s relentless campaign against immigrants. But some great stuff happened for immigrants too! First, California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, announced that his budget will include public health insurance for low-income, undocumented young adults. New York and California have both done a lot over the years […]

2019 Premiums Will Increase 8.6% on Average – Less Than Half of Insurers’ Original Requests

Posted August, 6 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Premiums will go up for most individual market plans in 2019 – but the average increase is only 8.6 percent, the lowest in three years (read our comments on the individual market applications here). Premiums for small group plans will only go up by 3.8 percent on average. In New York, insurers have to get […]