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Despite Concerted Effort to roll back ACA in Washington, New York’s Individual Market Largely Held Its ground in 2017

Release Date: 10.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A new UHF report says concludes that New York State’s individual health insurance market largely held its ground in 2017.

Quietly, Pioneering UHF Work Helps Ensure Access to Care

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Given the delicate one-step-forward/one-back dance on health insurance coverage and access to care, the work of UHF’s Health Insurance Project and Medicaid Institute is playing an important role in supporting major advances and analyzing impending threats in New York State.

In Wake of Individual Mandate Penalty Repeal, Federal Association Plan Rule Could Further Destabilize NY Markets

Release Date: 06.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A proposed federal rule on association health plans could alter Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions and roll back gains New York State has made, a new HealthWatch report finds. Under the new rule, New Yorkers would see higher costs for individuals and small groups seeking comprehensive coverage.

29th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice—Call for Posters

Release Date: 03.22.2018
Contact: Hollis Holmes

Abstracts of posters to be considered for presentation at the annual Research Symposium may now be submitted, with a deadline of June 22, 2018.

Crain’s Health Pulse Interview: “New UHF President Sets Policy Agenda Amid D.C.’s Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape”

Release Date: 12.18.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Crain’s New York York Health Pulse interviews UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, about health care trends.

New York Small Group Insurance Market Showing Signs of Distress; Trump Proposals Could Make Things Worse

Release Date: 12.07.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Enrollment in New York State’s small group insurance market has declined sharply since 2007 and average premiums and were the second highest in the nation, according to a HealthWatch report.

As Fifth ACA Open Enrollment Period Begins, NY’s Individual Market Much Improved but Faces Worrisome Trends

Release Date: 10.31.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York State’s individual market is vastly improved since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but trends suggest the need to consider options that would bolster the market, while recent actions by the Trump administration may make that task harder, according to a new UHF report.

Jim Tallon: Health Care’s Circular Journey

Release Date: 08.01.2017

A look back over the past decades shows tremendous progress—and a would-be retreat that threatens the health care of millions.

New Analysis Finds Significantly Higher Prescription Drug Costs for Medicaid and Commercial Insurers Across New York State

Release Date: 07.06.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Prescription drug spending increased significantly for health plans participating in the Medicaid Managed Care and the commercial small group markets in recent years, according to a new report from United Hospital Fund (UHF). 

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

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

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.

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