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Health Care Reform: Stay Informed


While the future of health care reform remains uncertain, BlueShield of Northeastern New York is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest news. Our goal is to help you understand what health reform means for you.

 

The proposed bill will NOT affect 2017 coverage, nor access to care. As changes continue to be proposed to the Affordable Care Act, you can be confident that we will work with our members, groups and brokers to help them understand their options. Please bookmark this page for the latest updates on health care reform from BlueShield of Northeastern New York.

 

Health Care Reform News

President Signs Executive Order and Ends CSR Payments

October 12, 2017

On Thursday, October 12, President Trump took two actions that will have significant impact on people buying individual health insurance and those with small employer group coverage.

 

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Overview of Graham-Cassidy Health Care Reform Plan

September 26, 2017

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Senate Republican leaders announced they would not vote on the “Graham-Cassidy” proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

 

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Recap of U.S. Senate Hearing on Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: Governors

September 7, 2017

On Thursday, September 7, 2017 the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pension held a hearing on “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: Governors.”

 

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Recap of U.S. Senate Hearing on Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Insurance Commissioners

September 6, 2017

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pension held a hearing on “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Insurance Commissioners.”

 

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Highlights of The Bipartisan Governors’ Health Care Proposal

August 30, 2017

On August 30, 2017 a bipartisan group of eight governors, led by Ohio's John Kasich and Colorado's John Hickenlooper, submitted a health care proposal to congressional leaders that calls on Congress to move quickly to stabilize the individual insurance market.

 

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Stay tuned for new updates on Health Care Reform.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at reformquestions@bsneny.com

 

News and Media

August 3, 2017:
Senators Plan Bipartisan Hearings On Health CareFlip-Flop On Health Care

Dave Anderson, CEO of HealthNow New York, talks with Steve Inskeep about lawmakers' plans to hold bipartisan hearings on health insurance exchanges. NPR's Scott Horsley has details and analysis.

 


April 27, 2017:
As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead.

As part of a coordinated, systemwide Blues advocacy effort to ensure funding for Cost Sharing Reductions, President and CEO Dave Anderson spoke with NPR's All Things Considered.

 


Need to understand a term?

View our helpful Health Care Reform Glossary to understand frequent terms and definitions.

 

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