After Years of Waiting, Medicaid Expansion Coming in 2023

Posted December, 13 2022 by Amanda Dunker

By Heidi Siegfried, Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY) The Affordable Care Act increased the income eligibility level for adults without disabilities to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,563 a month) in 2012. Despite this change, Michael Howard, a 40-year-old man with a mild intellectual developmental learning disability, whose income […]

#MedicalDebtMonday: Tell Governor Hochul It’s Time to End Medical Debt

Posted October, 3 2022 by Amanda Dunker

This summer, New York leaders passed two key pieces of legislation that would provide much-needed relief to patients burdened by medical debt: S.6522A/A.7363A: Prohibits a lien being placed on a person’s primary residence for medical debt judgments and prohibits wage garnishment for medical debt judgments. S.2521C/A.3470C: Requires hospitals to disclose additional “facility fees,” which cover […]

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 […]