The New York State Conference of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans

Educating the public and NYS decision-makers on the cost, access and quality of health care and health insurance. 

Learn More: Rising Hospital Costs • Health Care Taxes • Prescription Drug Costs

Rising Hospital Costs

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Health Care Taxes

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Drug Costs

Rising drug costs

Other Policy Issues

The New York State Capitol Building in Albany, home of the New York State Assembly. Monument of General Sherman on horseback.



Since the start of the pandemic, health plans have taken swift and aggressive action to protect New Yorkers. The 2021 rates released by the Department of Financial Services fail to take into account the impact of COVID-19 costs.