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Congressional “Repeal and Replace” Health Plan Ill-Suited and Destructive for New York

Release Date: 06.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate, would undermine the dramatic insurance coverage gains that New York has realized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), destabilize the individual market, and increase premiums and cost-sharing for lower-income individuals, particularly those under 35, a new UHF report finds.

New Report Outlines Ways to Strengthen Consumer Access to Provider Networks in New York State

Release Date: 05.23.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With health insurance premiums rising, delivery system reforms reshaping how services are provided, and the future of the Affordable Care Act in doubt, a United Hospital Fund report released today outlines ways to help consumers choose and use provider networks, and access timely care through stronger safeguards and improved disclosure.

Jim Tallon: The Certainty of Uncertainty

Release Date: 12.07.2016
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In the wake of the elections, health policy’s future is uncertain, but some constants—like the centrality of New York to health care reform, and UHF’s own role—remain.

New UHF Report Charts Health Insurance Market Changes in First Year of Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Release Date: 10.18.2016
Contact: Miles Finley

An overview of New York’s insurance markets, analyzing enrollment and financial data across health plans and lines of business to create a comprehensive snapshot of the markets since implementation of the ACA.

United Hospital Fund Report Finds Tools to Address Affordability Challenges from Temporary Health Insurance Program

Release Date: 06.30.2016
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A new United Hospital Fund report examines New York’s little-known Advanced Premium Tax Credit Premium Program, a temporary program that made health insurance exchange coverage more affordable for thousands of low-income parents during a transition between the phase-out of the Family Health Plus program in 2014 and the implementation of the new Basic Health Program in 2016.

United Hospital Fund Report Takes a Fresh Look at New York's Resuscitated Individual Health Insurance Market

Release Date: 05.26.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new United Hospital Fund report provides an analysis of enrollment and financial data on New York’s individual health insurance market, before and after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

United Hospital Fund Report Looks Beyond the Sunset of a Health Care Reinsurance Program That Is Helping Keep Individual Rates More Affordable

Release Date: 03.03.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna
A UHF snapshot report focuses on the Transitional Reinsurance Program, which was created by a provision of the Affordable Care Act and has improved the affordability of coverage for consumers by reducing premiums in the individual market.

United Hospital Fund Awards $597,193 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York

Release Date: 02.19.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

United Hospital Fund announced 12 grants, totaling $597,193, for projects to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker.

United Hospital Fund Report Identifies Goals for State Regulation of Risk Sharing Between Health Care Providers and Insurers

Release Date: 11.18.2015
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new report focuses on the increasingly common “risk-transfer” agreements between health insurance plans and health care providers, along with the policy and regulatory challenges such arrangements present.

United Hospital Fund Examines the Future of the Child Health Plus Program

Release Date: 08.05.2015
Contact: Bob de Luna
A new United Hospital Fund report examines New York’s Child Health Plus program, whose federal funding was recently extended, but the federal funding prospects beyond 2017 are unknown, and New York policymakers face related decisions.

United Hospital Fund Report Analyzes Patient Engagement in New York's Commercial Health Insurance Market

Release Date: 05.21.2015
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new United Hospital Fund report examines patient engagement in New York’s commercial health insurance market.

United Hospital Fund Report Analyzes Challenges to a Healthier Small Group Health Insurance Market

Release Date: 04.21.2015
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new United Hospital Fund report, the second in a series, examines the challenges of preventing adverse selection in the small group insurance market, following a change mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

United Hospital Fund Report Analyzes Impact of ACA Increase in Small Group Size for New York Insurance Market

Release Date: 03.10.2015
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new report provides a high-level actuarial analysis of the impact of an Affordable Care Act provision increasing the size of firms that are part of the small group market—from 1–50 employees up to 100 employees—and examines the broader effects and implementation options available to state policymakers.

Jim Tallon: Work in Progress

Release Date: 11.03.2014
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In large part, the success of our "new" health care system will be determined by how we explain it, and how we connect the people and institutions who count on it.

Medicare Advantage Market in New York Is as Robust as It Was Before Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Release Date: 07.17.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

Two reports analyze the impact of the Affordable Care Act on New York's Medicare Advantage plan landscape.

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