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.

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.

NY to keep longer ACA signup by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

New York is planning to demur from some of the Trump administration’s rule changes for Obamacare, including its much shorter enrollment window.

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.

Minimum wage cost hits Medicaid by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Moving to a $15 minimum wage will cost New York’s Medicaid system more than double what was previously forecast, state budget officials revealed this week