The New York Health Benefit Exchange has listed health and dental plans for individuals and small business owners that will be available for enrollment starting Oct. 1 and coverage beginning next year.
The exchange, established under a federal mandate, is expected to help enroll 1.1 million uninsured New Yorkers and includes subsidies for those who meet certain income thresholds.
It has also changed its name to "NY State of Health"
The debate over health care reform has been remarkable. The Obama Administration offers a plan based on the program in Massachusetts, which was developed as the result of a bipartisan agreement. The Congress approves it and the US Supreme Court rules it to be legal.
Last week some of the economic benefits of the federal health care reform law became evident. The Cuomo Administration released its estimates on the costs of health insurance for those who must pay for coverage – people who don’t get health insurance from the government or their employer. Virtually all New Yorkers will have to have health coverage by January 1, 2014.
As the nation moves closer to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the debate continues. The House of Representatives’ leadership will, once again, advance legislation to repeal the law. Predictably, the effort will fail.
This past weekend marked the third anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” This is the ACA’s big year; this Fall Americans will be allowed to start enrolling in health insurance plans. Starting on January 1, 2014, virtually all Americans will be required to have health insurance – either from the government, their employer, or through a health exchange. Yet, even at this late date, many Americans are still unsure of its impact.
We are launching a new format for the first hour of The Roundtable today and will have a panel discussion featuring Alan Chartock, Capital Correspondent, Karen Dewitt, WAMC News staff Ian Pickus and Ray Graf. The panel will be moderated by Joe Donahue.
Today's topics are: Guns and legislating them, Paul Ryan's desire to appeal ObamaCare, drones and last week's filibuster, and sugar in New York City.
The clock is ticking for Obamacare. The federal health care law goes into effect in one year – with uninsured Americans allowed to sign up for coverage in about ten months. Last Friday, implementation of the new law took a big step forward.
As we all know, the fate of the federal health care reform law is to be decided by voters this November. There are those running against the law that argue that they want to “repeal and replace” the law.
However, there has been no alternative offered by opponents – just vague promises, partial pledges and grotesque distortions of the federal law itself.
In the heat of the political season, it’s important to take a closer look at opponents’ promises.