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New Yorkers Continue to Flock to the NY State of Health

Posted January, 6 2017 by Taylor Frazier

New York State’s official health plan Marketplace, the NY State of Health (NYSOH), announced this morning that more than 3.4 million New Yorkers have signed up for health coverage as of December 24, 2016. This represents more than a 22 percent increase in Marketplace participation since the end of the 2016 open enrollment period, and […]

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All Time High of 97 Percent of New York’s Latino Children Have Health Insurance

Posted December, 27 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Earlier this month, the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families released a new report on Latino children’s health coverage. According to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 676,000 Latino children nationally gained health insurance coverage from 2013 to 2015. The uninsurance rate for Latino children declined from 11.5 […]

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New Study Shows Inpatient Emergency Department Admissions May Lead to Surprise Bills

Posted December, 19 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Late last week, a Health Affairs article described a new study on “surprise” medical bills. In New York State, “surprise bills” are bills from an out-of-network provider or out-of-network lab that a patient did not choose. These surprise out-of-network bills can lead to catastrophic medical debt and anxiety for consumers. The study found that 20 […]

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It’s Still Open Enrollment: Get Covered for 2017

Posted November, 30 2016 by Amanda Dunker

A lot of people are worried about their coverage options right now, but the first thing to know is that it is still Open Enrollment for the Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who is uninsured or needs to renew should go ahead and get coverage set up for 2017. If you are re-enrolling […]