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Pride Month Outreach to Uninsured LGBT People

Posted June, 23 2015 by Hannah Lupien

High rates of un-insurance among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have finally started to drop because of the affordable, nondiscriminatory health coverage options made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The LGBT uninsured rate fell from 24.2 percent to under 18 percent in the first year of operation of ACA health marketplaces, […]

SEP April 30

NYC Health wants YOU to Get Covered Today

Posted April, 8 2015 by Amanda

Remember that Special Enrollment Period the NY State of Health Marketplace set up for tax season? From March 1 to the end of this month (April 30), uninsured New Yorkers facing a tax penalty can enroll in health plans through the Marketplace. To get the word out, the New York City health department invested in a month-long television […]

ACA Anniversary

Happy birthday, ACA!

Posted March, 23 2015 by Amanda

Today, the Affordable Care Act turns five years old! Our friends at Community Catalyst put together 5 reasons to celebrate the ACA (see above). Here are 5 more reasons New Yorkers can celebrate: More than 2.1 million New Yorkers have enrolled in affordable, quality health plans through the NY State of Health Marketplace since it launched in October 2013. […]

Will the State fund Community Health Advocates?

Posted March, 20 2015 by Amanda

It’s the first day of spring! That means daffodils and birds chirping, right? Well, maybe not here in New York as the snow drifts down. But one thing it certainly means is that the New York State Legislature is nearing the end of its budget negotiations. One critical health program hanging in the balance is Community […]