Put on your thinking caps! New HCFANY webinar next week!

Are you still feeling confused about the recent Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Still wondering what this means for New York?

Well,  you’re in luck! HCFANY will be hosting a webinar next Wednesday, July 25th at noon to update our members and fellow stakeholders on the Supreme Court decision. Join in to find out what the Court decided, what it means for New Yorkers, and to ask any questions you may have.

This webinar is free and open to anyone who wishes to join, but space is limited. RSVP today to reserve your spot!

 Click here to RSVP

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.

Hope you can make it!


With Wednesday’s repeat vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act (yawn) despite its growing public popularity and so closely following the Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold the law, it is becoming abundantly clear that the real issue here is not constitutionality of the law or any moral objections to its lifesaving provisions.  Rather, it is simply a moral objection to the party and president behind the law.

Putting politics over people is nothing new.  But progressing beyond the point where it becomes blatantly obvious is a big political risk.  Did I mention that all 8 Republican Members of Congress from New York voted on Wednesday in favor of repealing the ACA?  The presidential election is now looming just a few months away, so only time will tell how the public will react to this proverbial beating of a dead horse

In the meantime, why not let our fearless leaders know what we think about them risking our own health and well-being for the sake of saving face in front of party leaders.  HCFANY members Citizen Action of NY have put together a nifty petition to make this easy to do.   Take a minute right now to sign the petition to New York’s Republican Congressional Delegation, telling them to stop playing games with people’s lives.

Click here to sign the petition now!


Keeping in line with our “independence” theme this week, Forbes.com posted a great article on how the recent decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is improving many folk’s financial ability to retire.

And just how is it doing that, you ask?  Well, there’s a number of ways.  Basically, all of these things that the ACA is doing for folks – discounts for folks with Medicare who hit the donut hole, the pre-existing condition insurance plan (called the NY Bridge plan), tax-credits, etc – amounts to more money in your pockets.  More money in your pockets means more money that you can put towards other things – like retirement.

It’s pretty interesting stuff! You can check out the full article by clicking here.


Yes, of course we will be celebrating our independence from Great Britain today.  But, thanks to the ACA, this year we can also celebrate our independence from several other things as well!

  • Our independence from the high cost of prescription drugs in the Medicare donut hole.
  • Our independence from pre-existing condition exclusions for kids.
  • Our independence from insurance lifetime benefit limits.
  • Our independence from out-of-pocket costs for preventive care.
  • Our independence from going uninsured just because we graduated from school.
  • Our independence from grossly inflated health insurance premium rate increases.
  • And so much more!

So, as you’re getting ready to settle down for the evening and take in those dazzling fireworks displays, be sure to save a round of applause for the Affordable Care Act!