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Source: NYS Health Foundation
Subject: Health Justice & Access
Type: Media Coverage

Best of 2013: Expanding Health Care Coverage

Expanding Health Care Coverage

2013 was a landmark year for expanding health care coverage, with the October 1 launch of the health insurance marketplaces established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to enroll millions of uninsured Americans, including more than 1 million New Yorkers, into health care coverage options.

In 2013, NYSHealth funded a range of outreach and enrollment efforts to help as many New Yorkers as possible gain health insurance coverage as the ACA is implemented. Ensuring that individuals and small businesses have the resources to understand their insurance coverage options and enroll is integral to the success of health reform.

With support from NYSHealth, the Community Service Society of New York expanded its Small Business Assistance Program to help small businesses across the State get affordable health insurance and learn about their options.

NYSHealth also is supporting a statewide enrollment network of community-based organizations [including Make the Road New York] that are conducting education, outreach, enrollment, and referrals, with a focus on communities known to be uninsured at disproportionately high rates.

Through an NYSHealth grant to the Empire Justice Center, the Ambassadors for Coverage program is raising awareness about health insurance options in communities throughout New York with high rates of uninsurance.

Learn more about each of these initiatives: http://nyshealthfoundation.org/about-…

NYSHealth’s Best of 2013

In place of a traditional annual report, we at the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) have identified a “Top 10” of 2013. Visit http://nyshealth.org/about-us/annual-… for more information.

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