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 Blogs About Future of Child Health Plus

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    NY: Health Care for All New York blogged about the future of Child Health Plus, New York’s CHIP program.  The blog provides a brief background on the program, noting that 500,000 children in the state currently rely on CHIP. If Congress does not extend CHIP, the state stands to lose up to $950 million in federal funds and state matching funds in 2016.

  • HFCANY Testifies at State Budget Hearing

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) submitted testimony to the New York Senate and Assembly fiscal committees during the Health/Medicaid budget hearing. The testimony explains HCFANY’s general support for the Governor’s proposed budget, but opposes allowing extra time for hospitals to adjust to indigent care funding requirements and eliminating prescriber prevails and spousal refusal. The testimony also urges the Legislature to allow for expansions in Medicaid coverage beyond the global cap and increase consumer engagement in the development of a value-based payment system.

  • HCFANY Blogs About LGBT Enrollment Outreach

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) blogged about the beginning of LGBT Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment week, an effort aimed at informing uninsured LGBT New Yorkers about coverage options and helping them apply before the end of Open Enrollment. Lois Uttley, co-chair of the HCFANY LGBT Task Force, stated, “[w]e want uninsured LGBT New Yorkers to know that you can apply for coverage without fear of discrimination or being turned down because of pre-existing conditions.”

  • 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.

  • KidsWell Partners Circulate Letter Urging Congress to Extend MIECHV Program Funding

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    CDF, First Focus, NY: KidsWell Partners, Children’s Defense Fund, First Focus, and Health Care for All New York, signed on to a letter urging Congress to extend funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program before the end of this legislative session or as one of the first acts of the next legislative session. MIECHV funding is set to expire in March 2015. Organizations are encouraged to add their name to the letter by November 7th.

     

  • 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 To Host Fall Membership Meeting

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) will host its fall membership meeting for the Children Youth and Families Task Force on November 6th. The meeting, which HFCANY also blogged about, will include a discussion about open enrollment and a presentation by Jason Helgerson, New York’s Medicaid Director, on DSRIP and its impact on children. Registration is available now.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.  

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