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Tell New York to Lower Insurance Premiums by June 28

Posted June, 3 2024 by Mia Wagner

New York’s individual market insurance carriers plan to increase premiums by an average of 17% in 2025. This month, consumers have the opportunity to weigh in to make our voices heard. The State already approved premium increases of over 14% on average in 2024, another 17% would make health insurance out of reach for many […]

Improving Affordability of Marketplace Plans: Key Wins from the 2025 NYSOH Plan Invitation

Posted May, 10 2024 by Mia Wagner

New York State of Health (NYSOH) has included several exciting new initiatives in its 2025 Plan Invitation. Though some of the initiatives are subject to federal approval, HCFANY is thrilled about the improvements to the quality and affordability of health insurance plans offered on the NYSOH marketplace. Here are some key wins for consumers:

HCFANY Notches Important Legislative Victories—and Two Major Defeats—in this Year’s Budget Deal.

Posted April, 22 2024 by admin

Health Care for All New York is delighted that the new budget deal includes key HCFANY legislative agenda items, including: the reform of our State’s broken Hospital Financial Assistance Law (HFAL); the elimination of cost-sharing for insulin; a program to provide enhanced subsidies to help offset the costs or premiums of cost-sharing in the Marketplace; and […]

Key Takeaways from New NYS Report on Maternal Mortality

Posted March, 25 2024 by Mia Wagner

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) Maternal Mortality Review Board has released a new report, providing a detailed review of maternal deaths across the state between 2018 and 2020. Here are the findings: Overall, the prevalence of maternal mortality in New York State remains below the national average; however, racial disparities in maternal […]

Action Alert: One-House Budgets Released

Posted March, 13 2024 by Mia Wagner

The One-House Budgets are released! The Senate One-House Budget includes a significant portion of the HCFANY policy agenda, building on the Governor’s proposals in the Executive Budget. We’re still studying what is included in each bill, here’s what we know so far: Good news: the Senate and Assembly One-House Budgets both: Even better, the Senate One-House Budget improves on […]

Testimony on Governor Hochul’s 2024-25 Budget Proposal

Posted January, 24 2024 by Mia Wagner

HCFANY is grateful to have had the opportunity to testify at the 2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health. Our detailed written comments are linked here. The Executive Budget includes many positive proposals that will help protect consumers from medical debt and enhance their ability to access affordable health coverage, including: In addition to addressing these […]

HCFANY Applauds Governor Hochul for 2024 State of the State Proposals

Posted January, 9 2024 by Mia Wagner

Today, Governor Hochul delivered her 2024 ‘State of the State’ address. HCFANY commends the governor for proposing sweeping protections for consumers and patients across the state. HCFANY advocacy goals are prominently featured among the governor’s proposals, including: Medical Debt HCFANY commends the governor for her continued commitment to protecting the over 700,000 New Yorkers that […]

Individual Market Rates to Increase by an Average 12.4 Percent in 2024

Posted September, 12 2023 by Mia Wagner

New Yorkers bracing for health insurance premiums in the individual market are in for some unwelcome news as we look ahead to 2024. According to the latest data, individual market rates are set to surge by an average of 12.4 percent next year. Health plans had initially requested a whopping 22.1 percent average rate hike […]

Legislative Session Recap

Posted July, 13 2023 by Mia Wagner

HCFANY worked hard to further a series of important priorities during this year’s budget and legislative session. Read below for a review of what consumers won this legislative session and what remains a priority on the HCFANY policy agenda. Medical Debt Over 54,000 New Yorkers were sued by hospitals between 2015 and 2020, and nearly […]

Read HCFANY’s 2024 Rate Review Comments 

Posted July, 5 2023 by Mia Wagner

New York’s individual market premiums might increase by up to 20.4 percent in 2024. New York’s twelve individual market carriers are requesting increases ranging from 13.3 percent by MVP to a shocking 52.8 percent by Emblem. These requested increases far surpass requests from carriers in other states. Carriers in Washington and Michigan are proposing increases […]

HCFANY Annual Spring Meeting 2018 Recap

Posted June, 27 2018 by Taylor Frazier

On Friday, June 22, more than 70 HCFANY members from across the state gathered in Albany for our annual spring to learn about the Coalition’s ongoing and upcoming work to strengthen and expand health coverage all for New Yorkers and promote health equity. As you all know, it has been a very challenging year for health […]

More than 4.3 Million New Yorkers Enroll through New York State of Health – Less than 5 Percent Remain Uninsured

Posted May, 30 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Earlier this month, the NY State of Health (NYSOH), New York’s official health plan Marketplace, released its 2018 Open Enrollment Report. As of January 31, 2018 more than 4.3 million New Yorkers enrolled in coverage through NYSOH. This represents an increase of nearly 700,000 people compared to last year’s open enrollment. According to the report, […]

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

Posted May, 14 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Jessica Pierson, graduate student intern with Raising Women’s Voices-NY. National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day and will continue through Saturday, May 19th. Raising Women’s Voices-NY is celebrating by hosting activities and providing resources to promote women’s health throughout the week. On Tuesday, May 15th, Raising Women’s Voices is hosting a […]

HCFANY Budget Update: What Consumers Won and What Consumers Lost

Posted April, 3 2018 by Taylor Frazier

HCFANY worked hard this year on a series of important priorities during this budget session. Governor Cuomo’s statement on the final enacted budget can be found here. Here is a quick summary of how consumers fared: Full funding for Community Health Advocates (CHA) HCFANY Recommendation: Provide $4.75 million in funding for CHA to help people […]