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!

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  • HCFANY Releases Story Booklet Highlighting ACA Open Enrollment Successes

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    NY: Health Care for All New York released a booklet of stories from real New Yorkers on how the ACA has positively impacted their lives. The booklet features 12 stories from individuals across New York who enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), Medicaid, CHIP, and small business plans during the first Open Enrollment Period.

  • HCFANY Publishes Issue Brief Highlighting 2013-2014 Open Enrollment Period

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    NY: Health Care for All New York published an issue brief with highlights, key statistics, and consumer stories that illustrate the success of the 2013-2014 open enrollment period in New York. The issue brief also makes recommendations for enrolling all New Yorkers in coverage, including: making insurance more affordable, increasing outreach efforts to communities of color and immigrants, and continuing to improve access to providers. 

  • 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. 
  • 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.

  • HCFANY Recommended the State Choose the NYS Employee Plans’ Empire Plan as the EHB Benchmark Plan

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) published a blog providing HCFANY’s comments to the New York State Exchange and Department of Health recommending that the state choose the NYS Employee Plans’ Empire Plan as the EHB benchmark plan and a recommendation template letter developed for NYS consumers and advocates. HCFANY also published blog posts (here and here) highlighting its letters to the New York Department of Financial Services opposing requested premium rate increases. In addition, HCFANY held a tele-town hall featuring New York State Senators to celebrate the start of the ACA’s eight free preventive services for women.  
  • HCFANY Submitted Comments on HHS' 2011 Essential Health Benefit Bulletin

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    HCFANY submitted comments on HHS' December 2011 EHB Bulletin stressing the importance of: (1) ensuring the most vulnerable populations' needs are taken into account; (2) ensuring that New York's Autism mandate is included in the benchmark plan; (3) ensuring adequate prescription drug coverage; (4) limiting insurer flexibility; (5) clarifying anti-discrimination protections; and (6) ensuring transparency of benchmark selection and updating.

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