A rumble in the courts

Posted July, 28 2014 by Amanda

Guest post: Jessie Kavanagh, Health Policy Intern at Community Service Society of New York Last week, a 3-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 that states using the federally-facilitated marketplace (healthcare.gov) cannot offer government subsidies to their residents. The same day, a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Enrollment assisters an essential piece of ACA’s success, survey shows

Posted July, 16 2014 by Amanda

Navigator Leon McIntosh helps New Yorker Anna enroll We all know finding the right health insurance plan can be complicated and overwhelming – even with the launch of the insurance marketplaces offering one-stop shopping under the ACA. One of the most exciting features of the ACA is the establishment of assister programs to help people enroll […]

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision a blow to contraceptive coverage, but New York coverage law still stands

Posted July, 2 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voices – NY The Supreme Court’s decision this week in the Hobby Lobby case is a blow to the hard-fought campaign to ensure that women have affordable health insurance coverage for contraception. The court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that family-run corporations like the crafts chain store […]

If you build it – and build it right – they will come

Posted June, 26 2014 by Amanda

We already knew that nearly a million New Yorkers had enrolled through NY State of Health during the first open enrollment period from October 1 to March 31. But now we know more than ever about who they were, where they live, and how they enrolled. That’s thanks to the new enrollment report released yesterday by […]