HCFANY releases new story booklet! The ACA is Working: New Yorkers Tell Their Stories

Posted December, 10 2014 by Amanda

“The Affordable Care Act gave me a chance and ended my six year nightmare of living without health insurance. It was way more simple and affordable than people think.” –Karen E., Ulster County The Affordable Care Act is working in New York, according to HCFANY’s new publication, The ACA is Working: New Yorkers Tell Their Stories. […]

HCFANY’s LGBT Task Force trains in-person assistors in LGBT cultural competency

Posted November, 13 2014 by Amanda

Finn Brigham, trainer for the LGBT Task Force’s webinar on LGBT cultural competancy Guest post: Laurel Swerdlow, LGBT Task Force Program Associate, Raising Women’s Voices – NY With the start of the second open enrollment period just days away on Nov. 16, it is important that Navigator and Certified Application Counselor agencies (CACs) be prepared to […]

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision a blow to contraceptive coverage, but New York coverage law still stands

Posted July, 2 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voices – NY The Supreme Court’s decision this week in the Hobby Lobby case is a blow to the hard-fought campaign to ensure that women have affordable health insurance coverage for contraception. The court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that family-run corporations like the crafts chain store […]

Momentum building around access to care in the transgender community: Part 2

Posted June, 18 2014 by Amanda

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