Raising Women’s Voices

Victories in New York!

Posted in Health Disparities, State Reform by raisingwomensvoices on July 17, 2009

Health Care for All New York has done an amazing job this past legislative session. From a recent press release:

“Last night, the Senate passed three insurance reform bills strongly supported by HCFANY:

1.    A.8400/S.5471, which extends COBRA coverage from 18 to 36 months for workers who are laid off or have a reduction in hours;

2.    A.9036/S.6030, which allows young adults (ages 19-29) to obtain a COBRA-like coverage through his or her parent’s insurance, while still preserving New York’s pure community rating system; and

3.    A.8402/S.5472, which strengthens and updates consumer and provider protections in managed care and similar products, including enhanced access to cutting edge treatments for people with rare diseases.

These bills have already passed the Assembly, and HCFANY urges the Governor to sign them as quickly as possible.”

Super exciting! Check out their website here.


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