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Testimony on the 2021-2022 State Budget

Posted March 24, 2021 by Amanda Dunker

This testimony was submitted on February 25, 2021. Download a pdf below.   Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) would like to thank the chairs and members of the Assembly Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committees for providing the public an opportunity to provide our comments on the state budget. HCFANY is […]

Urgent Health Actions For 2021

Posted January 27, 2021 by Amanda Dunker

Coverage Half of New Yorkers say that they cannot afford medical care even with insurance and another 5 percent of New Yorkers, 1 million people, have no coverage at all. New York should enact the New York Health Act (S3577a/A5248a) to cover everyone. RIGHT NOW: Pass S2549/A1585 to ensure that immigrants affected by COVID-19 have […]

Webinar: FY21 Budget Briefing for Health Justice Advocates

Posted February 13, 2020 by Amanda Dunker

Download the slides below. Listen to a recording here. Join Medicaid Matters, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State, Health Care for All NY, Coverage4All, and the Campaign for NY Health for an overview of the 2021 Executive Budget Proposal and its implications for healthcare in NYS. In 2019, our coalitions convened to […]

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Press Release: New York issues guidance to protect transgender individuals from insurance discrimination

Posted December 12, 2014 by Amanda

On December 11, 2014, New York State’s Department of Financial Services sent guidance to all commercial insurers in the state barring denials of medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is a condition when a person’s identity at birth is different than who they know themselves to be on the inside. Download HCFANY’s press release in support of the […]

Report: The ACA is working: New Yorkers tell their stories

Posted December 10, 2014 by Amanda

This story booklet, produced by HCFANY and Community Service Society of New York, shares stories from everyday New Yorkers about how the ACA helped them enroll in quality, affordable health coverage. Also included are enrollment statistics and other facts about the success of the ACA in New York, particularly during the first Open Enrollment period […]

Issue Brief: Health Reform in NY–Q&A

Posted November 23, 2014 by Amanda

This Q&A document, designed for advocates, provides responses to some of the persistent myths about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with important facts about how the ACA is working for New Yorkers.      

Comments: HCFANY Comments on Insurance Appeals and External Reviews under PPACA

Posted September 21, 2014 by Amanda

HCFANY commends the development of regulations that provide strong consumer protections relating to internal claims, appeals, and external review processes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). However, we also recommend ways in which the rules could be made clearer or stronger in the following areas: adverse benefit determination, notice and information issues, […]