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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 […]

Action Alert: HCFANY Calls on NYS to Investigate Market Stabilization Options

Posted June, 4 2018 by Taylor Frazier

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 2019. On June 1, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) posted a summary of the carriers’ rate proposals. The insurance carriers claim that […]

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 […]

Register Now for HCFANY’s Annual Winter Meeting!

Posted January, 8 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Join HCFANY for our upcoming annual winter meeting this Thursday, January 11 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. Please register here. Highlights will include: Keynote address by Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute on tax reform and its implications for […]

Administration Takes Aim at Birth Control Coverage Through New Federal Regulations

Posted October, 30 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ann Danforth, Progressive States Advocacy and Policy Manager at Raising Women’s Voices-NY. In their latest attack on women’s health, the Trump Administration released two new rules that weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s birth control benefit. The interim final rules (see here and here), which went into effect immediately, allow employers to deny […]