Next Meeting: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013     
10:00 am - 12:00 am
MS Society, 733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
between 45th & 46th Streets

Guest Speaker: Greg Otten, Navigator Coordinator, Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY


New York State of Health:  Coverage Options available and not available through New York’s Official Health Plan Marketplace

 Previous featured speakers and their presentations are below:

July 16, 2013

Guest Speaker:   Lois Uttley, Raising Women’s Voices for the health care we need
Get Covered New York:  How can NYFAHC member groups help make Exchange enrollment a success

June 18, 2013

Guest Speaker:   Robert Smith, Senior Director, Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 
Preventive Services with No Cost-Sharing:  What Barriers do Consumers Continue to Encounter?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guest Speakers:   Nancy Turnbull, Associate Dean, Harvard School of Public Health and Mike Caljouw, Government Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA 
Merger of the Individual and Small Group Health Insurance Markets in  Massachusetts: How did it Pass and What has been it Impact?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guest Speaker:  Ruth Antoniades, Center for Health Care Initiatives
Where does Wellness Really Fit in the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Guest Speaker: Marissa Geoffrey, Health Policy Analyst, Community Service Society
Consumer Protection in Exchanges

February 26, 2013

Mark Scherzer, NYFAHC Legislative Counsel, New Health Insurance Markets Emerging:  Will we be able to “Keep What We Have?”

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Guest Speaker: Lynne Quincy, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Consumer Union. New Health Insurance Explainers - Did You Get Yours? Do They Help Consumers Understand and Make Decisions?

Tuesday, February 21
Guest Speaker: Carrie Tracy, Health Policy Associate, Community Service Society Incentivizing Patient Hospital Financial Assistance Policies: How to fix New York’s Hospital Indigent Care Program November 15, 2011


Tuesday, January 31, 2012     ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Guest Speaker:
Chuck Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union  EmblemHealth’s Plan to Convert to a For-Profit Company: History, Current Status and Policy Implications

Tuesday, December 20, 2011   
Guest Speaker: Lara Kassel, Coordinator, Medicaid Matters & Medicaid Redesign Team Member  Medicaid Redesign 2.0 and What’s Next?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Guest Speaker:  Denise Spor, NYS Department of Health, Medicaid Policy & Care Delivery Group “Health Homes on the Horizon in New York State”

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
"Legislative Wrap-Up: Establishing a Health Benefit Exchange and Changes to External Review in New York"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Guest Speaker: Peter Newell, Director, Health Insurance Project, United Hospital Fund
"Establishing a Health Benefit Exchange in New York"

Tuesday April 19, 2011
Guest Speaker: Devin Boerm, Health Policy Specialist, Progressive States Network “Advancing Health Security by Ensuring Strong Exchanges”

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Guest Speakers:  Priya Mendon, Director, Community Health Advocates and Greg Otten, Community Health Advocates Coordinator, CIDNY
“The Affordable Care Act after One Year: Consumer Assistance Programs Helping People Access Coverage and Care”

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Guest Speaker: Lara Kassel, Coordinator Medicaid Matters
“Medicaid Redesign in New York: A View from the Community Representative on the Team”

 Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Guest Speaker: Danielle Holahan, Co-Director Health insurance Project, United Hospital Fund
“Revisioning Medicaid as Part of New York’s Coverage Continuum”

2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      
Agenda

Tuesday, October 25, 2010
Healthcare reform advisory committee

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Guest Speakers:Eileen Hayes, Assistant Chief, NYS Insurance Department Health Bureau Ilene Margolin, Senior Vice President, GHI an EmblemHealth Company “New York’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Guest Speaker:  Robin Gelburd, President,  Fair Health
“Estimating Out-of-Network Costs in Advance:  A New Web Portal for Consumers”

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Guest Speaker:  Shelly Nortz, Timothy’s Law Coalition and Coalition for the Homeless
“Mental Health Parity Review and Update”

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Speakers:   Mark Scherzer, NYFAHC Legislative Counsel  and
Kim Calder, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Director of  Insurance Initiatives “Federal Health Care Reform is LAW – What Happens in the First Year?” Agenda

Febuary 16, 2010
Guest Speaker:  Claire McAndrew, Health Policy Analyst, Families USA
Proposals for Wellness and Prevention in Health Reform – the Good and the Not So GoodNYFAHC’s NYS Policy Agenda – Heidi Siegfried Guest Speaker:Mark Scherzer, Access to Coverage in New York State After Health Reform

 


2009

November 17, 2009
Presentation:  Reform of Long Term Care, Services, and Supports in Federal Health Reform view presentation here (HealthReform.LTSS

October 27, 2009
Guest Speaker:  "What can Health Care Reform do for People with Disabilities”? Barbara Kornblau, Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Health Professions and Studies at the University of Michigan – Flint and American Association of People With Disabilities

September 15, 2009
Guest Speaker: Paul Precht, Director of Policy and Communications, Medicare Rights Center. View Paul's Report and Consumers Union snynopsis of the report.

August 18,2009
Guest Speakers:  Kristi Martin-Associate Policy Analyst, American Cancer Society CancerAction Network How a “Benchmark for Coverage” Covers Care for Patients with Serious Chronic Conditions. Peter Newell, Co-Director United Hospital Fund Health Insurance Project New York State and the Emerging Federal Healthcare Reform Blueprint

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Guest Speaker -  Melinda Dutton, Partner, Health Care Division, Manatt Streamlining New York’sMedicaid Excess Income Program;  Manatt’s report and the New York Medicaid Spend-down


Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Guest Speaker -  Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Deputy Director, Health Policy, Families USA “Thelatest Landscape on Federal Health Care Reform and its Potential Impact on  New York State”