Statistics from New York’s Department of Health indicate that approximately 15 percent of the population of the state of New York is utilizing the Affordable Care Act marketplace. The health care exchange there – New York State of Health – recently detailed its level of use for 2016 indicating the coverage enrollment of 2.8 million people by the end of the admission period. This marked an increase of around 700,000 from 2015.
New York residents are able to register for a health plan via the Affordable Care Act thanks to the state marketplace. They can also sign up for various private health plans that are part of the marketplace or – for those eligible – Medicaid. There is also the Essential Plan on offer as well as Child Health Plus.
Other positive news about this for New Yorkers is that according to a recent news article by Margot Sanger-Katz, “A few recent studies suggest that people have become less likely to have medical debt or to postpone care because of cost. They are also more likely to have a regular doctor and to be getting preventive health services like vaccines and cancer screenings.”