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.

Fact and fiction on AHCA by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

There have been a lot of conflicting claims about how the House GOP health plan – due for a vote today – would affect New York State. Here is a fact-check for some of them.

NY faces age-based AHCA snafu by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Here’s another major policy conflict between the House Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan and New York State’s unusually Draconian insurance laws.

How GOP health plan would affect NY by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The House Republicans’ American Health Care Act would jeopardize coverage for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and cost the state government billions of dollars. On the whole, however, it’s far less disruptive than previous GOP alternatives to Obamacare.

Hooked on HCRA by Bill Hammond | Reports

The Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) began as an effort to bring market-driven efficiency to New York’s hospital industry, but has evolved into little more than a revenue source.