Hudson Valley Press Online
As part of their Mid-Hudson Valley 99% campaign, members of community groups including Citizen Action of New York, Community Voices Heard Power, Working Families Organization and Worker Justice Action, joined workers across the country today as part of a national day of action to raise the minimum wage.
Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, as of today, big insurance companies will be refunding individuals and businesses in New York State $86.5 million. The ACA includes a provision that requires insurers to spend 85% of large-group premiums and 80% of small-group and individual premiums on clinical services and quality improvement. If they don’t spend enough on care, the insurer must refund the difference. That $86.5 million will be divided up like this:
For many women, the fight for insurance coverage of women’s preventive health services has been a very long one.
But, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women will no longer need to worry about getting much of the preventive health care they need because of the costs associated.
A new provision in the ACA is scheduled to go into effect starting tomorrow, August 1st, which requires all new health plans will have to cover the following services without co-pays or deductibles:
Hank Gross http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2012/July/31/taxcuts_Hayworth-31Jul12.html
A handful of area residents, under the umbrella of Citizen Action of New York, showed up at Forrestal Heights senior housing in Beacon Monday where Congresswoman Nan Hayworth was addressing residents and they called for a reversal of tax cuts for the richest Americans and an increase in the minimum wage.