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 Applauds Guidance Protecting Transgender Individuals from Insurance Discrimination

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) issued a press release praising Governor Cuomo’s  administration for issuing guidance to all commercial insurance companies barring denials of medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria. Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at Community Service Society of New York and co-founder of HCFANY, stated, “We are proud that our State stands up for the rights of transgender New Yorkers by guaranteeing them equal access to health care coverage. New York State’s new insurer guidance brings us one step closer to ending discrimination based on a person’s gender identity.”

  • HCFANY Submitted Comments to CMS Regulations Related to Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit

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    NY: HCFANY submitted comments to CMS, as a follow up to their comments submitted in October 2011, on the final regulations related to health insurance premium tax credit.
  • 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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