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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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 may be paying more for their health insurance

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Those living in rural areas could see their rates go up New York residents that live in rural areas will likely see their health insurance rates go up in the coming year. This may be especially true for those that have purchased policies through the state’s insurance exchange. Those living in rural areas have the fewest options available when it comes to insurance coverage. As such, they are typically left with the most expensive plans. While some of these plans offer significant benefits, they do represent a certain degree of…

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New York health insurance exchange set to meet its goal

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Enrollments in the state are on track with where it had expected to be and what it hoped to achieve. So far, while the implementation of the most public facing element of the healthcare reforms has been rather rocky, things appear to be perfectly on track with the New York health insurance exchange, as it has seen over 100,000 people enrolling and feels that it is on track to be able to reach the goals that it has set. With only two weeks left in which residents are able to…

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New York health insurance exchange hit by technical difficulties

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Health insurance exchange website encounters problems New York’s health insurance exchange has begun open enrollment on schedule, but the exchange’s website has been experiencing some technical difficulties. The site is meant to serve as the face for the exchange and functions as the marketplace through which state residents can purchase health insurance policies. The site is quite similar to those that exist in other states, but New York officials have found that there are some glitches that escaped discovery when the site was being tested last month. Site upgraded to…

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New health insurance company aims to revolutionize health care in New York

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Newly formed health insurance company will debut with New York’s insurance exchange A new health insurance company is set to make its debut when New York’s insurance exchange, called New York State of Health, begins open enrollment on October 1. The company is called, simply, Oscar, and aims to take a new approach on how coverage is offered to consumers throughout the state. The company was founded by Josh Kushner, Kevis Nazemi, and Mario Schlosser, all of whom have participated in entrepreneurial ventures in the technology industry. Company aims to…

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