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 care reform means for you.
The proposed bill will NOT affect 2018 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
NY Health Act Testimony: Single-Payer Health Care
June 04, 2019
On May 28, 2019, the New York Legislature held a long-awaited hearing on the bill that would establish a single payer health insurance system in New York. More than fifty representatives of consumer, business, provider, labor and human service groups testified. Learn more here.Continue Reading
State Budget Provisions Affecting Health Plans
April 05, 2019
The recently passed New York State 2019-20 budget includes a number of provisions that affect health plans and the coverage they offer to employers and consumers. Click below for a summary of key items.Continue Reading
March 15, 2019
As part of New York’s state budget deliberations, the Legislature is considering a number of proposals from the Governor that would affect health plans and the coverage they offer to employers and consumers. Click here for a summary of some key items, with our positions on them.Continue Reading
Senate Passes Tax Bill 2018
December 20, 2018
In December 2018, the Senate passed its amended tax overhaul bill which includes repeal of the penalty for those not having health insurance (the individual mandate). Click here to learn more about it.Continue Reading
Congress Passes Tax Bill 2018
December 20, 2018
In December 2018, the Senate and Congress both passed the Senate's amended tax overhaul bill which includes repeal of the penalty for those not having health insurance (the individual mandate). Click here to learn more about it.Continue Reading
Congress Passes Opioid Package
October 04, 2018
On October 3rd, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the opioid crisis. The House had previously passed the compromise, and it will now be sent to President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into law. Learn more here.Continue Reading
What's next for the American Health Care Act?
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