If you build it – and build it right – they will come

Posted June, 26 2014 by Amanda

We already knew that nearly a million New Yorkers had enrolled through NY State of Health during the first open enrollment period from October 1 to March 31. But now we know more than ever about who they were, where they live, and how they enrolled. That’s thanks to the new enrollment report released yesterday by […]

It’s all about the green

Posted June, 24 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Yao He, Master’s Student in Public Health, Columbia University Do high premiums discourage enrollment? Or, is a premium of any size a deterrent when it comes to seeking health insurance? How does cost-sharing (deductibles, co-insurance, etc.) play into whether people get the health care services they need? Does income level matter? The […]

Momentum building around access to care in the transgender community: Part I

Posted June, 6 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Milo Primeaux, Health Counselor at Community Service Society of NY and HCFANY LGBT Task Force Member In this two-part blog, we explore recent changes at the state and federal levels that will improve access to health care for the transgender community. Here in Part I, we outline how a recent change to […]

Making sense of the DSRIP

Posted May, 21 2014 by Amanda

In health care and public health, there are so many acronyms it can sometimes feel like speaking in code. Lately, in New York, we’ve been hearing an awful lot of one in particular – DSRIP (\dis – rip\). What is this mysterious DSRIP? Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved New York State’s […]