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New York COVID-19 Health Insurance Updates

Posted March, 27 2020 by Amanda Dunker

Everyone is experiencing enormous upheaval right now and many people are losing their jobs and with it their health insurance. Here’s a summary of actions New York State has taken to keep people covered during the pandemic. Medicaid discontinuances are halted. If you have Medicaid, you will not be disenrolled. If you get a discontinuance […]

´╗┐URGENT: New York’s Medicaid Program is Under Threat!

Posted March, 25 2020 by Amanda Dunker

While Governor Cuomo has been a strong leader in battling COVID-19, his administration still wants to move forward with $2.5 billion in cuts to the Medicaid program. These cuts will harm 6.3 million New Yorkers who need Medicaid for their health care, including children, individuals with disabilities, and seniors. We are also particularly concerned with […]

Happy Birthday to the Affordable Care Act!

Posted March, 23 2020 by Amanda Dunker

Today marks ten years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since then, the ACA has helped over 20 million Americans enroll in health insurance. This year in New York, nearly five million people used the NY State of Health to enroll in health insurance. Before the ACA, there was no central location […]

Uninsured New Yorkers Can Get Insurance Through the NY State of Health Until April 15

Posted March, 17 2020 by Amanda Dunker

The New York State Department of Health has announced a special enrollment period in response to the spread of COVID-19. That means if you are uninsured, you have special permission to buy health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace (https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/). This special enrollment period ends April 15 – so don’t wait! What does […]