The fight for health care justice does not end in 2009. The implementation of federal reform uniquely affects New York It is our job, as advocates, community groups, grassroots organizations and unions to join together, consider what we’ve won, and determine the critical next steps for our state.
Join HCFANY at our Annual Meeting December 4, 2009
11 AM-4:30 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
85 Chestnut Street, Albany
**lunch will be served**
On July 17, 2009, the Urban Institute issued its much-anticipated final report, Achieving Quality, Affordable Health Insurance for All New Yorkers: An Analysis of Reform Options, to the New York State Departments of Health and Insurance. The report analyzes four NY State health reform options, but focused on a “public-partnership” option, which it modeled 18 different ways.
The HCFANY summary identifies a number of concerns in the Urban Institute (UI) report, including:
- The limited role anticipated for New York’s existing public insurance programs;
- The unrealistically low affordability standard adopted by the UI;
- Large crowd-out numbers, which will raise overall costs of health reform for all; and
- The need for greater depth of analysis to understand the dynamics of both the single-payer and New York Health Plus options.
HCFANY commends the State for its serious evaluation of health reform options and looks forward to an on-going conversation through the Partnership For Coverage (P4C) process.
Read HCFANY’s press statement on the release of the report here.
The Partnership for Coverage (P4C) process begain in the Spring of 2007 and is a collaborative effort by the New York State Departments of Health and Insurance to look at ways to provide coverage for all New Yorkers. The Departments contracted with the Urban Institute to model four health reform proposals.
HCFANY had previously evaluated all the proposed health reform models against our 10 Standards. Read HCFANY’s evaluations here.