Enrollment through NY State of Health Increases to More Than 3.6 Million

WowLast week, the NY State of Health (NYSOH), New York’s official health plan Marketplace, announced that more than 3.6 million New Yorkers have enrolled in health coverage through NYSOH. This represents an increase of 28 percent since January 2016. More than 45,000 New Yorkers enrolled in the final two days of the 2017 open enrollment period.

According to the press release, more than 242,000 people enrolled in Qualified Health Plans, and nearly 60 percent qualified for federal subsidies to make monthly premiums more affordable.

The release also highlights the major success of the Essential Plan, New York’s Basic Health Plan, which now has more than 665,000 New Yorkers enrolled – a 75 percent increase since last year.

There are also more than 2.4 million New Yorkers enrolled in Medicaid through the Marketplace and nearly 300,000 enrolled in Child Health Plus.

Open enrollment has ended, but New Yorkers eligible for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or Essential Plan coverage can enroll at any time through the NYSOH website. If you need help enrolling, Navigators are available to provide in-person assistance. Please visit https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/IPANavigatorSiteLocations or call (888) 614-5400 to find a Navigator in your area.

ProtestFollow up on blog posted December 30, 2016.

Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer (NY), and House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (CA) have called for a national day of action titled, “Our First Stand: Save Health Care,” this Sunday, January 15 to oppose any cuts to health care, and particularly Medicare and Medicaid.

Events are taking place in the following locations in New York State:

Please follow the links to register.

JoblossAccording to a new study from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and The Commonwealth Fund, New York would lose 131,000 jobs in 2019 if the advanced premium tax credits and federal funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were repealed.

According to the study, 37 percent of jobs lost would be in the health care sector, but repeal of the ACA would also affect jobs in other industries including: construction, real estate, retail, finance, and insurance. The study also shows that more than $240 billion in state revenues and taxes would be lost by 2023.

You can access the full New York State Fact Sheet here.

CelebrateNew 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 there is still almost a month left to enroll.

According to the press release, enrollment has increased in all 62 of New York’s counties and nearly 18 percent of the state population is now enrolled through NYSOH.

The release also notes the incredible success of New York’s Basic Health Plan, branded the Essential Plan, which now has more than 635,000 individuals enrolled.

Open enrollment continues through January 31, 2017. You can enroll in health coverage through the NYSOH website. If you need help enrolling, Navigators are available to provide in-person assistance. Please visit https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/IPANavigatorSiteLocations or call (888) 614-5400 to find a Navigator in your area.