CMS Final Rule Would Increase Costs for Moderate-Income Families and Reduce Open Enrollment

Posted April, 14 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Follow up from blog posted February 21, 2017 Yesterday afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule claiming to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets. In fact, it does just the opposite. HCFANY and thousands of other consumer and provider groups submitted comments in opposition to the proposed version […]

HCFANY Budget Update: What We Won and What We Lost

Posted April, 12 2017 by Taylor Frazier

HCFANY worked hard this year on a series of important priorities during this budget session. Governor Cuomo’s statement on the final enacted budget can be found here. Here is a quick summary of how we did: Full funding for Community Health Advocates (CHA) HCFANY Recommendation: Provide $4.75 million in funding for CHA to help people […]

ACTION ALERT: Health Bill Back From the Dead!

Posted April, 12 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Republicans are working every day to revive the American Health Care Act with all of its harmful effects, and each proposal is worse for consumers than the last.  The original bill would have gutted Medicaid to pay for billions in tax cuts for millionaires and made insurance unaffordable for millions of people. Proposed “improvements” have […]

Get Your Health Data!

Posted April, 7 2017 by Amanda Dunker

It’s a good idea to get copies of your medical records, for a lot of reasons – maybe you moved and are starting over with a new doctor, or maybe you have a big decision to make and want to get a second opinion. So why is it so hard to get them? How can […]