Texas v. Azar: Another Court Case Threatens the ACA

Posted July, 9 2019 by Amanda Dunker

You probably remember how hard Republicans in Congress tried to repeal the ACA in 2017 (not to mention the over 60 previous votes held to repeal the ACA before the current Administration took office). Thankfully, they failed. But they were able to use their tax bill to eliminate an important part of the ACA, the […]

Rate Comments Are In – Final Rates Are Expected in August

Posted July, 2 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Each year, the Department of Financial Services reviews applications from insurers in the individual, small group, and Medicare Advantage markets and decides whether rates should go up, down, or stay the same. While insurers are asking for smaller increases than we’ve seen in previous years (on average an 8.4 percent increase), that’s still too much […]

End of Session Wins and Losses, Part 1

Posted June, 21 2019 by Amanda Dunker

This year, New York’s legislature showed that it was willing to take on powerful industry stakeholders to protect consumers. However, in some areas it left a lot undone. First, because of A2969/S2849, insurance companies can no longer change drug formularies in the middle of the year. Plans are prohibited from removing a drug from your […]