New York health insurance policies now cover 95 percent of state residents

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The N.Y. State of Health has announced a new coverage record as many more residents enroll. A New York health insurance enrollment record has been broken this year as 95 percent of residents are now enrolled in the N.Y. State of Health plans. Registrations in the New York State of Health plans have struck record levels for this year’s coverage. This year’s enrollment period came to a close on January 31 and by that point, there were 4.8 million people with New York Health Insurance registrations. This figure represents 95…

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New York single payer health care gets Cynthia Nixon’s Nod

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The state governor candidate has endorsed it as a component of her challenge against Gov. Cuomo. Candidate for New York Governor, Cynthia Nixon, has added her endorsement to a state-wide single payer health care system. This strategy is meant to build her challenge against Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). Nixon released a video in which she described the health care system and why she believes in it. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege for those who can afford it,” said Nixon in her video discussing single payer…

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Legislation in New York secures health insurance access for pregnant women

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Governor signs bill allowing pregnant women to enroll for coverage through state’s exchange New legislation signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will ensure that pregnant women will be able to enroll in the state’s health insurance exchange whenever they please. Originally, pregnant women would have to wait for the exchange’s open enrollment period in order to find coverage. Those with qualifying life events can enroll for coverage whenever they want, but the state did not consider pregnancy to be such an event until the new legislation was signed into…

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New Yorkers have more time to enroll in state’s health insurance exchange

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State extends enrollment deadline to ensure more people have the insurance coverage they need Those living in New York will have more time to purchase health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange in order to ensure that they are covered on January 1, 2016. The New York State of Health is eager to see more consumers enroll for coverage and avoid facing a federal fine associated with being uninsured. With the enrollment activity that the state’s insurance exchange has been experiencing this month, state officials are hoping that the extended…

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Enrollments in New York health insurance spike

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This year, there have been a large number of people who have purchased coverage in the state. Since the start of this year, there has been a considerable increase in the number of people who have enrolled for New York health insurance through the state’s official exchange marketplace. There are a number of reasons that New Yorkers seem to have jumped on board the coverage bandwagon. Western New York Health-care Association president, John Bartimole, has stated that one of the primary reasons that there has been an increase in participation…

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Health insurance rates to rise in New York in 2016

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Insurance premiums are growing for those with coverage in New York Health insurance rates in New York are expected to rise next year. This is a trend that is becoming more common throughout the country, as insurers seek approval to raise premiums in order to recover from financial losses associated with increasingly expensive medical claims. In New York, regulators have been challenging major rate increases and have managed to find some success. As such, rates are expected to increase by a modest degree, well below what the average increase would…

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New Yorkers struggle to find health insurance coverage

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Federal law has helped make insurance more affordable, but not for everyone Many of those living in New York are still unable to afford health insurance coverage, despite the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The federal law provides many people with subsidies that can offset the cost of coverage, but even with subsidies, New Yorkers are finding it difficult to afford the policies they need. A recent survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that cost is the greatest barrier preventing people from purchasing health insurance coverage. Majority…

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