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 […]

Texas v. Azar: Another Court Case Threatens the ACA

Posted July, 9 2019 by Amanda Dunker

You probably remember how hard Republicans in Congress tried to repeal the ACA in 2017 (not to mention the over 60 previous votes held to repeal the ACA before the current Administration took office). Thankfully, they failed. But they were able to use their tax bill to eliminate an important part of the ACA, the […]

Rate Comments Are In – Final Rates Are Expected in August

Posted July, 2 2019 by Amanda Dunker

Each year, the Department of Financial Services reviews applications from insurers in the individual, small group, and Medicare Advantage markets and decides whether rates should go up, down, or stay the same. While insurers are asking for smaller increases than we’ve seen in previous years (on average an 8.4 percent increase), that’s still too much […]