Legislative Session Recap

Posted July, 13 2023 by Mia Wagner

HCFANY worked hard to further a series of important priorities during this year’s budget and legislative session. Read below for a review of what consumers won this legislative session and what remains a priority on the HCFANY policy agenda. Medical Debt Over 54,000 New Yorkers were sued by hospitals between 2015 and 2020, and nearly […]

Read HCFANY’s 2024 Rate Review Comments 

Posted July, 5 2023 by Mia Wagner

New York’s individual market premiums might increase by up to 20.4 percent in 2024. New York’s twelve individual market carriers are requesting increases ranging from 13.3 percent by MVP to a shocking 52.8 percent by Emblem. These requested increases far surpass requests from carriers in other states. Carriers in Washington and Michigan are proposing increases […]

🚨 Take Action to End Medical Debt in NY 🚨

Posted June, 1 2023 by Amanda Dunker

The NY Senate just passed the Fair Medical Debt Reporting Act (S4907A/A6275A), an important step toward protecting patients from the long-term consequences of medical debt. This bill would prohibit medical debt from being collected by a consumer reporting agency or included in a consumer report. Now we need your help urging the NY Assembly to […]

Centering Racial Equity in New York Policymaking: The New York City Racial Justice Ballot Proposals

Posted June, 1 2023 by Melissa Genadri

Guest Post by Melissa Genadri, Health and Economic Mobility Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund – New York During the 2022 Midterm Elections, New York City voters overwhelmingly voted in support of a trio of ballot proposals focused on promoting citywide racial justice and ending systemic racism in City government.  Spearheaded by the New York City […]