Health insurance improves health, increases life expectancy, and bolsters economic security by reducing medical debt and bankruptcy. New York State has historically provided more coverage options than most other states, including broad eligibility for Medicaid and other public programs even before it fully implemented the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Still, more than 1 million New Yorkers remained uninsured and New York ranks seventh among states on coverage. Narrowing this coverage gap is challenging and states have developed innovative strategies to meet the challenge. This report is intended to encourage robust debate about how to achieve that goal.
Authors: Amanda Dunker, Elisabeth Ryden Benjamin, Patrick Orecki
This report is by Community Service Society of New York. Funding support by The New York Community Trust and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York.
Date Published: January 15, 2021