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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 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Mandated Benefits

    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Stay tuned for new updates on Health Care Reform.

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