What’s the Story on the Assembly & Senate Budget Proposals?

Posted March, 14 2014 by Amanda

It’s been a busy week where the New York State budget is concerned, as the Assembly and Senate worked hard to release their respective budget proposals. We’ve been monitoring this process closely to see if HCFANY’s budget priorities – Basic Health Program, out-of-network billing protections, and funding for consumer assistance – made the safe transition […]

Advocates, organizations, and consumers join forces in Albany

Posted March, 4 2014 by Amanda

Photo: Advocates and consumers at HCFANY’s press conference about how the Governor’s budget would make coverage more affordable, stop surprise bills, and support consumer assistance programs. From left: Gladys Puglla, consumer; Mark Scherzer, New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage; Elisabeth Benjamin, Community Service Society; Lara Kassel, Medicaid Matters New York; Bob Cohen, Citizen Action of […]

New Toolkit Available: Former Foster Care Youth and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Posted February, 26 2014 by Amanda

Guest Post by Lauren Tobias, Director of Policy for Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) children may stay on their parent’s health insurance until age 26. But, youth who age out of the foster care system may not have that option. Luckily, the ACA allows former foster care youth […]