NY’s spiking health premiums by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The state’s employer-sponsored health insurance premiums spiked by more than 10 percent in 2017, leaving New Yorkers with the some of the highest coverage costs in the contiguous United States.

Is the ‘death spiral’ back? by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Health insurers’ rate applications for 2019, which became public late Friday, raise red flags about the condition of New York’s non-group market.

NY’s Obamacare blame game by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

This month’s setbacks for New York’s healthcare system were largely driven by flaws in the ACA, not by attacks on the law from President Trump or Republicans in Congress.

Why NY premiums are spiking by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The double-digit premium hikes looming for non-group health insurance consumers in New York appear to be driven more by state and federal government policy than by the underlying cost of medical care.

DFS rule drives premium hikes by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

As health plans across the state announce their requested premium increases for 2018, the Cuomo administration’s policy decisions are taking more blame than the turmoil in Washington.

Questioning Cuomo’s resistance Rx by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

There are plenty of reasons for New Yorkers to be leery of the House Republican health plan, but Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gestures of resistance on Monday raise several objections

NY health insurance costs surge by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

New York emerged as the second-costliest state for employer-sponsored health insurance after its premiums rose at more than three times the national rate in 2015.