Proposals by Gov. Cuomo Would Lower RX Drug Costs

Posted December, 18 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Gov. Cuomo announced three proposals today that would make prescription drugs more affordable for New Yorkers. Prescription drug costs are a big barrier to care – one survey found that 45 percent of New Yorkers had avoided care, including not filling prescriptions or cutting pills in half, due to costs. The first would cap insulin […]

New York Releases New Insurance Protections for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

Posted November, 20 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Governor Cuomo announced new protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people today in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender and gender non-conforming people live with the burden of violence and discrimination in many parts of their lives, including when they need health care. This discrimination comes from providers, who refuse to provide treatments (whether […]

New York’s Surprise Bill Law is a Success!

Posted September, 19 2019 by Amanda Dunker

New Yorkers were protected from $400,000,000 in unfair, out-of-network bills between 2015 and 2018 because of our surprise bill law. New York passed the law in 2015 after the state received hundreds of complaints over the years from people who had done everything they could to use in-network providers, but still ended up with huge […]

Census data is out – New York continues to lead in insuring consumers

Posted September, 10 2019 by carrie

The new 2018 census data numbers are out this this morning.  The bad news is that uninsurance numbers increased across the country by 1.9 million in 2018, despite the positive economy. This was the first increase in uninsured since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented in 2014. Here’s a New York Times article with more […]