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 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.

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.

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.