This video presents a multistate lawsuit seeking to protect critical subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and its users.
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.”
Nationwide, based on 274 regions, some of the cities in upstate New York have the most affordable healthcare according to a recent report put out by the Niagara Quality Health Coalition. Rochester came in fourth and Syracuse 19th. Conversely, Santa Cruz was the most expensive.
In addition, New York comes in at number four nationwide for encouraging the most people to sign up for coverage under the individual health insurance market. Indeed, just last year the city of New York worked heard in an attempt to fulfill one of the key goals of the Affordable Care Act.