New York’s Surprise Bill Law is a Success!

Posted September, 19 2019 by Amanda Dunker

New Yorkers were protected from $400,000,000 in unfair, out-of-network bills between 2015 and 2018 because of our surprise bill law. New York passed the law in 2015 after the state received hundreds of complaints over the years from people who had done everything they could to use in-network providers, but still ended up with huge […]

Census data is out – New York continues to lead in insuring consumers

Posted September, 10 2019 by carrie

The new 2018 census data numbers are out this this morning.  The bad news is that uninsurance numbers increased across the country by 1.9 million in 2018, despite the positive economy. This was the first increase in uninsured since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented in 2014. Here’s a New York Times article with more […]

California is Covering the Undocumented – What About New York?

Posted August, 23 2019 by Amanda Dunker

In a climate of relentless attacks on immigrants, including as to their right to quality health care, it’s easy to get discouraged. But California has recently provided us with a ray of hope. In July, California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, signed legislation to cover (with state funding) an estimated 90,000 low-income undocumented young adults aged […]

Public Charge Rule Finalized

Posted August, 12 2019 by Amanda Dunker

The Trump Administration’s public charge rule was finalized today despite nearly 270,000 comments describing the harm it could cause to health and public welfare. The rule is yet another Trump action that de-values and de-humanizes immigrants (read the final rule here, and read our comments against it here). Immigrant New Yorkers should know that they […]