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

Old vs. young in NY under AHCA by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Thanks to New York’s unusual insurance laws, the impact of the House GOP health plan on the state’s non-group insurance market would be dramatically different than than virtually anywhere else.

Why Albany needs a CBO by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The House GOP is a model of cautious deliberation next to the Assembly’s handling of the New York Health Act, which would establish a statewide single-payer plan.

How AHCA affects NY’s Essential Plan by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

What would happen to New York’s popular Essential Plan under the House Republican health bill? The answer, like so much in health policy, turns out to be more complicated than previously understood.

How AHCA 2.0 would affect NY by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Recent amendments to the House Republican health plan, which is heading to a potential vote this week, have done little to improve it from New York’s point of view.

R.I.P., insurance mandate relief by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

With a line-item veto last week, Governor Cuomo put a last nail in the coffin of a good idea that was never given a chance by Albany: analyzing the costs and benefits of health insurance mandates before passing them into law.