2011 Press Releases
- Testimony-Medicaid Prescription Carve-In
The New York Health Plan Association (HPA) testified at a December 2011 Assembly Health Committee hearing to examine the impact of the implementation of the Medicaid managed care prescription drug carve-in. HPA noted the role of health plans in the smooth transition that involved drug coverage for nearly 3.5 million Medicaid managed care members.
- HPA Statement on Autism Mandate
The New York Health Plan Association voices concern with the governor´s signing of a new autism mandate. The new law requiring broad coverage of autism treatments and services will increase costs and threaten access to health insurance for some New Yorkers.
- HPA release on legislation to create NY Health Ins Exchange
The New York Health Plan Association supports moving forward on legislation to create a Health Insurance Exchange in New York, but urged caution in how an exchange is designed.
- HPA testimony on Insurance Exchanges
The New York Health Plan Association (HPA) participated in the May 16th public forum held to explore ideas related to establishing a Health Insurance Exchange in New York.
HPA supports passing legislation to create the framework for a New York Exchange. However, HPA urged lawmakers and regulators to focus on governance issues and allow more time to study the impact of numerous complex policy issues.
- HPA statement - Hearing on Health Budget
The New York Health Plan Association issued a statement on today´s Senate-Assembly hearing on the proposed 2011-12 State Budget for health and Medicaid. While supporting some of the proposals for reforming the Medicaid program and reducing program costs, HPA raised concern about other recommendations.
- HPA response to Executive Budget Plan
The New York Health Plan Association reacted to the 2011-2012 proposed Executive Budget, acknowledging fiscal challenges and offering proposals to help provide needed savings.
- HPA White Paper: Medicaid Future
As New York considers the future of its Medicaid program, the New York Health Plan Association offers its views on using managed care to help New York save on costs while also improving quality and access to care.
- State of the State reaction
The New York Health Plan Association reaction to Governor Cuomo´s State of the State message focuses on the opportunities to expand access to coverage and improve quality of care for New Yorkers.