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

NY undercuts private-sector plans by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

New York State's low-cost Essential Plan is taking a big bite out of the state's market for private health insurance, newly released data show.