Action Alert: Stop the New York State Legislature from Weakening the State’s “Prior Approval” Health Insurance Rate Review System

Posted June, 16 2015 by Hannah Lupien

  As the 2015 state legislative session draws to a close this week, a troublesome “rate review”/”prior approval” bill has come up last minute and appears to be moving. The bill would weaken New York’s landmark prior approval system where state regulators review and revise health insurance annual premium rate increases. See HCFANY’s statement of […]

You can weigh in on next year’s health insurance premiums!

Posted June, 5 2015 by Hannah Lupien

  New York’s Prior Approval law protects consumers Each year health insurance companies in New York submit applications to the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that explain their requests to raise, lower, or maintain the premiums they charge consumers for health insurance coverage. Thanks to a strong state law, New York’s DFS can reduce rate […]

Health + Education = Opportunity

Posted April, 30 2015 by Amanda

Guest Post: Andrew Leonard, Senior Health Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund-NY Even with the expansion of affordable coverage to over two million New Yorkers, work remains to eliminate persistent health disparities across economic, racial and ethnic lines. As advocates and consumers, we work to foster a New York where children are not just insured, but […]

New National Report Finds Continuing Barriers to Enrollment for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Posted April, 24 2015 by Amanda

Guest Post: Bob Cohen, Policy Director at Public Policy and Education Fund and Citizen Action – New York, and Peter Scatena, Intern at Public Policy and Education Fund The Affordable Care Act has resulted in the enrollment of an impressive 20 million people nationwide, but we still have a long way to end health disparities, […]