Many New Yorkers think they can't get health insurance because it costs too much, but NY State of Health's "Essential Plan" includes the same comprehensive benefits and there is no monthly premium and very low cost sharing, if you qualify.
Additional information regarding the Essential Plan is available in these resources:
Now that you’ve enrolled in a health plan through NY State of Health, you may have some questions about how to use your health plan coverage. Here are some resources with answers to the questions you may have:
The Essential Plan is a new program for eligible New Yorkers enrolling in coverage through the NY State of Health. The Essential Plan covers all of the essential health benefits covered under the Qualified Health Plans offered on the Marketplace, including inpatient and outpatient care, physician services, diagnostic services and prescription drugs among others, with no annual deductible and low out-of-pocket costs. Preventive care such as routine office visits and recommended screenings are free.