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New York News
12:29 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Community Corner: Bob Cohen, Citizen Action Of New York And Public Policy And Education Fund

Consumers and small businesses have until March 31st to enroll in New York’s state health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, New York State of Health.

Bob Cohen is Policy Director of Citizen Action of New York and Public Policy and Education Fund, one of the organizations that serves as a “healthcare navigator” to assist individuals in enrolling.

WAMC’s Lucas Willard spoke with Cohen about New York’s approach to the Affordable Care Act, and what he’d like to see changed.

For more visit: http://citizenactionny.org/

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New York News
12:34 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Head Of State Health Insurance Exchange Encourages New Yorkers To Sign Up

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As the March 31 deadline approaches and the website problems have been ironed out, more and more New Yorkers are signing up for health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. The state health department reports 587,000 completed applications have been filed, and enrollment is up 43 percent since December 24. Heather Howard is the program director for the state network, which is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to encourage people to enroll. She recently spoke to WAMC’s  Brian Shields.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Owens Town Hall Focuses On New York State Health Exchange

Congressman Bill Owens
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New York Congressman Bill Owens of the 21st District held a telephone town hall Thursday evening focused on one issue: the Affordable Care Act. 

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New York News
8:21 am
Wed October 9, 2013

NY Reports 40,000 Enroll For Health Insurance

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State officials say 40,000 New Yorkers have signed up for health insurance in the first week of operation for the new state-run marketplace that includes low-cost plans.

The New York State of Health says its website has quadrupled capacity since opening enrollment Oct. 1, resolving the issues that initially kept many consumers from advancing past the home page, and says it is running smoothly.

The related customer service center operators have responded to more than 26,000 callers, though officials say most of the 40,000 enrollments have been online.

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