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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 […]

Record Numbers of New Yorkers Are Enrolling in Health Coverage!

Posted December, 17 2018 by Amanda Dunker

 The New York State of Health announced today that record numbers of New Yorkers have used the site to enroll in health coverage. This is amazing news, especially since many other states are seeing their numbers of uninsured people increase this year. New York State has a long history of helping people get health coverage. The […]

The ACA is working for women, especially in states like NY, study finds

Posted August, 17 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ann Danforth, Progressive States Advocacy and Policy Manager at Raising Women’s Voices-NY. A recent analysis by the Commonwealth Fund confirms what many women already know — the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically improved our rates of health coverage and our access to care. The Commonwealth Fund used data from its biennial health […]

TOMORROW: Rally Against the Repeal of the ACA and Medicare Cuts

Posted February, 17 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Join members of New York City’s Congressional delegation, City officials, New York health care providers, advocacy groups and patients this Saturday morning at 11:00 AM at Gouverneur Health Auditorium, 227 Madison Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to oppose efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This rally comes on the same day that members […]

Happy birthday, ACA!

Posted March, 23 2015 by Amanda

Today, the Affordable Care Act turns five years old! Our friends at Community Catalyst put together 5 reasons to celebrate the ACA (see above). Here are 5 more reasons New Yorkers can celebrate: More than 2.1 million New Yorkers have enrolled in affordable, quality health plans through the NY State of Health Marketplace since it launched in October 2013. […]