Issue Brief: Extending New York’s CHP Program to Adults

Posted January 30, 2013 by arianne

In 2014, roughly one million New Yorkers will gain health coverage through the state’s Health Benefit Exchange, the expansion of Medicaid, or, possibly, the Basic Health Plan. Yet, up to 1.8 million New Yorkers could remain uninsured. This includes low-wage workers who cannot afford to buy subsidized coverage on the Exchange and undocumented immigrants who are not allowed to participate in it.

Investing in coverage for these two groups is fiscally responsible and in line with New York’s tradition of expanded health coverage.