NYers face $1.1B premium ‘HIT’ by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The scheduled return of an Obamacare tax on insurance premiums in 2018 would cost New Yorkers $1.1 billion in the first year, according to an industry-sponsored report published this week.

A reality check on Medicare changes by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

A technical change in how Medicare compensates hospitals for treating the poor and uninsured has drawn a heated response from Governor Andrew Cuomo that demands clarification.

Could D.C. repeat Albany’s mistake? by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Washington lawmakers are contemplating fallback healthcare legislation that risks repeating one of Albany’s most notorious policy blunders – and triggering a “death spiral” in non-group insurance markets nationwide.

A closer look at BCRA credits by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Insurance tax credits in the U.S. Senate GOP’s health plan would have a mixed effect on New Yorkers, reducing net premiums for some young, low-income consumers shopping in the non-group market, but raising costs for older ones.

How Senate plan would affect NY by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The U.S. Senate GOP’s health bill, though pitched as more moderate than the House plan, would be harder on New York in at least one respect.