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 Hosts Cultural Competency Webinar On Enrolling LGBT New Yorkers in Health Coverage

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    NY: Health Care for All New York’s LGBT Taskforce held a webinar on best practices for navigators and assistors to ensure cultural competency when helping LGBT New Yorkers enroll in health insurance. The webinar covered: specific health issues that LGBT applicants may face; how to deal with special enrollment issues for transgender applicants; and how an organization can be welcoming to LGBT applicants. Materials from the presentation are available.

  • 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." 

  • 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.

  • 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 Hosted a Webinar to Discuss New York's Consumer Assistance and Enrollment Framework

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    NY: Health Care for All New York’s (HCFANY) Children, Youth and Families Task Force hosted a webinar on November 30th highlighting New York’s activities in developing a consumer assistance and enrollment framework. The webinar featured findings and recommendations from a Community Service Society and Empire Justice Center report – Connection Consumers to Coverage: The Role of Navigators and Consumer Assistance Programs in Implementing Health Reform in New York.
  • HCFANY Blogged About Roundtable Discussions on What Communities Should Know about the State-Based Exchange

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    NY: Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) published a blog post highlighting a series of 11 roundtable discussions focusing on what state communities need to know about the state-based Exchange and what suggestions they have around its development.

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