Logo, The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care - Health Care Advocacy Group
(518) 462-2296
P.O. Box 1412
Albany, NY 12201

 


Spreading Holiday Cheer
Troy Waterfront Market

"The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market has everything you need and more to support a healthy lifestyle and community engagement this holiday season," said Market Manager Liz Hammond. "Every Saturday we bring the farm to the city featuring more than 80 local vendors offering great food, unique gift ideas and entertainment.”

Saturday kicks off the “Meet your Farmers and Makers” shop local holiday campaign. Come for lunch, grab something for dinner and pick up some gifts while you are there.

The winter market is located inside the Troy Atrium, 49 4th Street, Troy, every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm. Maps and more information is available on the market’s mobile-friendly website, Facebook and Instagram.  More about individual members can also be found at http://www.troymarket.org/.

It's not too late to give your business a holiday shout-out.  We are helping our members spread their holiday cheer by featuring YOU on our website, email and social media venues. (Have you liked us on Facebook?)
It's absolutely free.

The Employer Alliance has more than 3,000 members representing 150,000 consumers throughout New York State, making this an inexpensive venue with maximum impact for you. It's also a great way for us to showcase New York's small business community.

Would you like to participate? Please email your name and contact information to pamela@employeralliance.com, or call (518) 462-2296.

Information

On-line and in person, we provide:

  • Regular, in session updates, allowing our members weigh in on legislation that directly impacts their business.
  •  Daily updates on state and national issues via social media
  • Our website is updated monthly to promote our issues and members.
  • Customized expertise that focuses on the issues faced by your community.

Advocacy

We empower our members to:

  • Meet with their elected officials
  • Easily compose letters to the editor, editorials and other communication - serving as a direct conduit to Albany
  • Write a letter to the editor, weigh in on Facebook, or very simply, visit our Legislative Action Center to have your opinion heard.

What is the Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care?


The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care is the largest, single-issue grassroots business coalition in New York State. Our members know that state health insurance mandates cause health insurance premiums to rise at rates that have become unsustainable. 

According to the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, New York is now the second costliest state for employer-sponsored health insurance with 2015 rates rising and more than three times the national rate.

Our members include more than 3,000 small business owners and sole proprietors who feel that affordable health insurance is a top business priority. These individuals are willing to take  a stand to make a difference.

Federal health care reform has not helped our cause and since the election, the fate of our nation's healthcare system remains uncertain. The Affordable Care Act  redesigned the health care delivery system, but did not address the underlying issue of cost. Meanwhile, the Governor and New York Legislature continue a "mandate at will" practice, failing to look at the long-term consequences of their actions.

Health insurance premiums are expected to increase around the nation, with early indicators placing New York's average increase at around 17 percent.

Our strength is in our numbers. Membership is easy, and it's free.

For more information call Pam Finch at (518) 462-2296 or email pamela@employeralliance.com


Reading Corner 

Small employers pulling back on coverage, July 29
NY health insurance costs surge, July 14
Sanders health plan revenue again found to fall short of costs, May 9
Visualizing health policy: Eligibility and coverage trends in employer-sponsored health insurance, May 3
Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health care law, April 28


 

  • Why do we oppose mandates?

  • Mandates encourage individuals to use their coverage while isolating them from the cost which increases utilization. 
  • Mandates give the impression that benefits are effective, even the Science or technology they are based upon has become outdated.
  • Mandates increase the cost of insurance.

The Governor and the New York Legislature introduce close to 100 mandate proposals without any prior study to the cost or efficacy EVERY YEAR!

Lawmakers have established a way to measure the added cost that is placed on taxpayers, yet still offers the business community NO relief.