Health Care for All New York (HCFANY)

Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) is a statewide coalition of more than 115 organizations dedicated to winning affordable, comprehensive, and high quality health care for all New Yorkers. HCFANY works to bring consumer voices to the policy conversation, ensuring that real consumer concerns are reflected. HCFANY also provides expert policy analysis, advocacy, and education on important health reform issues and policies that affect New Yorkers around the state. KidsWell Partners CSS, CDF-NY, and SCAA serve on the HCFANY Steering Committee and both CSS and CDF-NY are HCFANY co-founders. Together, HCFANY and its partners. See below for more information about recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

  • HCFANY To Host Series of Health Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Summits

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    NY: Health Care for All New York will host a series of regional summits from September 10th through October 2nd to review the New York State of Health’s first year of outreach and enrollment. The summits will examine best practices and develop regional plans for the upcoming open enrollment period. Registration is available now.

  • HCFANY Blogs About 2015 Insurance Rates

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) blogged about New York’s 2015 insurance rate review process in the wake of insurers’ submitting rates for the upcoming plan year. The blog includes letters that HCFANY submitted to the New York State Insurance Department on seven plans and notes that in 2014 insurance rates on the state Marketplace declined by 53%. Final rates should be posted in the early fall.

  • HCFANY Blogs About New York’s Rate Review Process

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    NY: Health Care for All New York blogged about the “prior approval” rate review process in New York.  The blog post explains the rate review process and offers resources for advocates and consumers. 
  • HCFANY and SCAA Celebrated In-Person Assisters’ Impact

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    NY: Following the New York State of Health’s enrollment report release, Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) issued a press release highlighting the important role that in-person assistors played during the 2014 open enrollment period. Kate Breslin, president and chief executive officer for the Schulyer Center for Analysis and Advocacy, stated, “A strong network of about 9,000 in-person assistors - such as Navigators, Certified Application Counselors and brokers - helped nearly 50 percent of applicants enroll. The report shows how critical this assistance is, particularly for low-income consumers, as 59 percent of those enrolling in Medicaid got in-person help." 

  • YI and HCFANY Release New Infographics on Exchange Special Enrollment Periods

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    YI & NY: Young Invincibles and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) released new infographics, website information and videos on special enrollment periods (SEPs).  Young Invincibles’ infographics and HCFANY’s website and videos provide background information on how to access SEPs for individuals who are turning 26 years old, graduating from college, having a baby, getting married, moving, or changing employment.
  • HCFANY’s Children, Youth & Family Task Force to Meet

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    NY: Health Care For All New York’s Children, Youth & Family Task Force will host its Spring 2014 meeting on May 28, 2014.  Registration is available now. 

  • MomsRising and HCFANY Tweet About NY’s Basic Health Program

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    MomsRising & NY: On April 23, 2014, MomsRising, Health Care For All New York, and U.S. Representative Charles Rangel co-hosted a #WellnessWed tweet chat to discuss New York’s implementation of the Basic Health Program.

  • HCFANY Makes Final Advocacy Push for NY State Budget Priorities

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) blogged about its final advocacy push to include the Basic Health Program (BHP), consumer protections from out-of-network medical bills, and consumer assistance program funding in the NY state budget.  HCFANY also published a policy brief and placed newspaper advertisements supporting the BHP as part of its efforts. 

  • KidsWell NY To Host Webinar on Connecting Families to Coverage

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) will co-host a webinar on March 7, 2014 about connecting families to coverage.  Presenters from the New York State of Health (NYSOH), New York’s State-based Marketplace, will discuss the importance of health coverage for families and discuss enrollment procedures and available consumer assistance.  SCAA also developed a newsletter article template with enrollment instructions for families.

  • HCFANY Hosted Budget Advocacy Day To Support Health Coverage

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    NY: Health Care For All New York hosted a budget advocacy day on March 3, 2014.  Attendees visited with state legislative leaders and advocated for the Basic Health Program, consumer protections, and consumer assistance programs in the final 2014-2015 New York budget. 

  • Sign Up Here! HCFANY Releases Sign-On Letter in Support of New York’s Budget

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) wrote an organizational sign-on letter urging the State Legislature to adopt provisions in Governor Cuomo’s 2014-2015 Executive Budget that impact consumers’ health including: the Basic Health Program; out-of-network protections; and support for consumer assistance programs. Organizations must sign-on to the letter by February 26, 2014.

  • HCFANY To Host Webinar on 2014 Legislative Priorities

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) will host a webinar on February 19, 2014 to discuss key provisions of Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget and HCFANY’s 2014 legislative priorities.  The webinar will highlight HCFANY’s advocacy strategy for the Basic Health Program and out-of-network consumer protections. Registration is available now.

  • HCFANY Submits Testimony On NY Executive Budget

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) submitted testimony on Governor Cuomo’s 2014-2015 proposed state budget. HCFANY supports the proposed inclusion of: the Basic Health Program; adequate provider networks; and support for consumer assistance programs.  HCFANY opposes the elimination of spousal and parental refusal for certain Medicaid enrollees and a repeal of “prescriber prevails” in which the prescriber may override a managed care formulary or plan preferred drug.    
  • HCFANY Applauds Governor Cuomo’s 2014-2015 Budget

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) released a statement applauding Governor Cuomo’s 2014-2015 budget proposal for including the following priority areas: increasing affordable health insurance options by authorizing the Basic Health Program; ensuring adequate provider networks; and supporting consumer assistance programs.  

  • HCFANY To Host Webinar on Children with Special Needs under the ACA

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    NY: Health Care for All New York’s Children, Youth and Families Task Force, organized by KidsWell New York, will host a webinar to discuss ACA provisions for children with special needs on February 10, 2014.  Registration is now available.  

  • Webinar Alert! Health Care for All New York To Host Meeting on Mental Health under the ACA

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    NY: Health Care for All New York’s Children, Youth and Families Task Force, organized by KidsWell New York, will host a webinar to discuss mental health under the ACA on January 30th.  Presenters will focus on ACA provisions with special implications for children and youth, as well as initiatives designed to reduce mental health disparities.  Registration is now available.

  • Get the Facts! Health Care for All New York Released Three Fact Sheets

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    NY: Health Care for All New York released three fact sheets to help address New Yorkers’ outstanding questions about: securing affordable health insurance coverage; qualifying for federal subsidies; and changes to Medicaid eligibility

  • Health Care for All New York To Host 2014 Annual Meeting

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) will host its 2014 Annual Meeting on January 9, 2014. The meeting will discuss how the ACA is affecting New Yorkers and HCFANY’s plans to address critical health care issues during the upcoming legislative session.  Registration and the meeting agenda are available now.

  • Enroll for Coverage! HCFANY Holds Outreach and Enrollment Summits

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) held outreach and enrollment summits in September to spread the word about Open Enrollment and the state’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The summits were free to attend and were open to health advocacy groups, navigators, community groups, hospitals and health care institutions, unions, brokers, health plans and consumers.
  • KidsWell New York Responds to Exchange Open Enrollment Kick-Off!!

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy’s (SCAA) President and CEO Kate Breslin issued a statement  on launch of the New York Health Exchange Marketplace in which she noted that Marketplaces are, “a smart way to strengthen families and communities across the state.”

     

    Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) launched its new website in celebration of the kick-off of the Health Insurance Marketplaces. The new website includes health policy resources, the HCFANY blog that provides health policy updates, a story bank that features personal stories from New Yorkers and a list of upcoming HCFANY events.

     

    Community Service Society of New York (CSS) posted an infographic that provides insight on the new health insurance options available starting January 1st, including information on how to apply and enroll for coverage through the new Marketplaces.

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