The Trump administration’s move this week to suspend the Affordable Care Act’s “risk adjustment” program leaves more than $300 million in payments to and from New York’s health plans in limbo and further destabilizes the state’s ACA market. Read More
Tag: Health insurance
Conditions are right for a "death spiral" for healthcare insurance. Bill Hammond, the Empire Center's director of healthcare policy, explains the spiral is the result of insurance pools seeing, "healthy people leave, the rates go up, the premiums go up, more healthy people leave and it becomes a vicious cycle.” Read More
Central New York's biggest Obamacare insurer expects consumers to drop health coverage in droves in 2019 when a federal mandate requiring individuals to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty is repealed. Read More
Health coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act were concentrated where they were needed most—among lower-income groups and in the five boroughs of New York City—recently released Census Bureau data show. Read More
"...the Empire Center is the think tank that spent months trying to pry Covid data out of Mr. Cuomo's government, which offered a series of unbelievable excuses for its refusal to disclose...five months after it (the Empire Center) sued, Team Cuomo finally started coughing up some of the records." -Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2021
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