Letters to the Editor

/Letters to the Editor

The New York Health Plan Association, from time to time, responds to important health care issues or offers its views on current health care matters.

You can read these views in our letters to the editor and opinion-editorial (op-ed) articles.

20 Oct 2016

Step therapy bill protects consumers

October 20th, 2016|All News, Letters to the Editor|

A commentary by Paul Macielak, HPA president and CEO, examines problems with a bill awaiting action from Governor Cuomo that would restrict health plan use ... Read more

20 Oct 2016

Patients Benefit from Step Therapy

October 20th, 2016|All News, Letters to the Editor|

A commentary by Leslie Moran, HPA vice president, examines problems with a bill awaiting action from Governor Cuomo that would restrict health plan use of ... Read more

10 Oct 2016

Step Therapy for Prescription Drugs Balances Patient Safety and Cost Concerns

October 10th, 2016|All News, Letters to the Editor|

A commentary by Paul Macielak, HPA president and CEO, examines problems with a bill awaiting action from Governor Cuomo that would restrict health plans use ... Read more

30 Aug 2016

Quality, safety chief Rx concern

August 30th, 2016|All News, Letters to the Editor|

In a letter to the editor of the Albany Times Union, the New York Health Plan Association responds to a call for the governor to ... Read more

2 Jun 2016

Fix Health Plans for Benefit of All

June 2nd, 2016|All News, Letters to the Editor|

In an op-ed commentary, the New York Health Plan Association speaks out about fixing rate setting. Read Online Download the PDF

5 Apr 2016

Prior authorization necessary for drug

April 5th, 2016|All News, Letters to the Editor|

In a letter to the editor, the New York Health Plan Association responds to criticism of health plan policies that seek to ensureappropriate prescribing in ... Read more

3 Feb 2016

Time for Affordability

February 3rd, 2016|All News, Letters to the Editor|

A “Time for Affordability” letter to the editor of the Albany Times Union  outlines ongoing concerns about rising health care costs and ideas for addressing ... Read more

18 Aug 2015

Medical Society’s Survey Skewed to Doctors’ Views [Buffalo Business First]

August 18th, 2015|All News, Letters to the Editor|

In a letter to the editor, the New York Health Plan Association responds to a story on a Medical Society of the State of New York ... Read more