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 […]

HCFANY Presents: Budget and Policy Update

Posted February, 19 2014 by Amanda

Earlier this afternoon, almost 50 of our member organizations and supporters joined a webinar on HCFANY’s 2014 Policy Agenda for 2014. In case you missed it, the slides and recording are now available! Here’s a brief summary of what we heard: Mark Hannay, Executive Director of Metro New York Health Care for all Campaign introduced […]

In case you missed last week’s event…

Posted April, 1 2013 by arianne

Panel (from left): Joanne Bailey, NYC Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA), Sara Rothstein, NYS Health Benefit Exchange, Martine Apodaca, Enroll America, Lois Uttley, Raising Women’s Voices, Dr. Jaime Torres, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Thanks to everyone who came to last week’s HCFANY briefing in NYC –  was a great success and […]

The Basic Health Plan sounds like the right choice

Posted February, 1 2013 by arianne

Under the ACA, states are allowed the option of creating a Basic Health Plan (BHP) for low-income adults who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.  Ordinarily, if these folks don’t have employer-sponsored coverage then come 2014 they will be able to buy insurance through the Exchange with the help of federal tax credits.  But, even with […]