Embedding Racial and Ethnic Impact Analysis Into New York Policymaking: A Moral Imperative

Posted August, 22 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Guest Post By Missy Genadri, Economic Mobility and Health Policy Associate | Children’s Defense Fund – New York The COVID-19 pandemic has unequivocally laid bare the deep-rooted and irrefutable racial and ethnic health disparities that have long negatively impacted New Yorkers of color – and the devastating consequences such disparities can have.  But our State’s […]

Individual Market Rates to Increase by an Average 9.7% in 2023

Posted August, 19 2022 by Amanda Dunker

New Yorkers who buy health insurance in the individual market will see premiums go up by an average of 9.7% in 2023. Health plans originally requested an average increase of 18.7%, but this was reduced by almost half through New York’s prior approval process. The table below shows the plan’s requests and the rates that […]

NEW: NY’s Non-Profit Hospitals Withhold Patient Wages at an Alarming Rate

Posted August, 4 2022 by Amanda Dunker

New York’s non-profit hospitals can seize up to 10% of a patients’ wages to collect medical debt, an aggressive tactic that puts the health and well-being of low-income New Yorkers at risk.  The Community Service Society of NY’s latest research reveals that five of New York’s nonprofit hospitals garnished the wages of 2,216 patients – […]

Read HCFANY’s 2023 Rate Review Comments

Posted July, 6 2022 by Amanda Dunker

New York’s individual market premiums might increase by an eye-popping average 19 percent in 2023, far surpassing the requests coming in from carriers in other states. Washington and Michigan are proposing increases of just 7%, despite having comparable individual markets. Rate increases mean New Yorkers would spend a greater share of their budget on health […]