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 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.  

  • 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.

  • Hooray! HCFANY Reports that NY Budget Includes Important Consumer Protections

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) published a blog post highlighting the various insurance consumer protections that were included in the 2013-14 FY Budget deal, including: co-premium assistance; out-of-network coverage protections; the establishment of a workgroup to study whether New York should adopt a Basic Health Plan; consumer assistance programs in the Exchange (e.g., Navigators and Community Health Advocates); and keeping optional benefits in the Medicaid program.

     

  • HCFANY to New York: ‘Say Yes to the Basic Health Plan Option!’ Find Out Why in This Policy Brief!

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) published a policy brief providing an overview, options and recommendations on why the state should offer a BHP.

     

  • HCFANY's Newly-Released 2013 ACA Advocacy Agenda is Jam Packed with Health Equity, Basic Health Plans, and Much More!

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) held its annual meeting to discuss its 2013 ACA Advocacy Agenda. In addition, Daniel Holahan, Deputy Director of the New York Health Benefit Exchange, provided an update on the state’s implementation progress. 

  • 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.  

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