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Sep 1, 2011

Despite the ACA’s recognition that effective enrollment and consumer assistance is an essential component of health reform, important design questions about the Navigators and CAPs remain unanswered and must be resolved for New York to move forward: What should be the core functions of Navigators and CAPs in New York? How should New York structure and administer its Navigators and CAPs to maximize integration and avoid duplication of efforts? How should New York leverage existing enrollment and consumer assistance resources into the Navigators and CAPs?

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Reports & Research
May 1, 2011
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a game changer both in terms of the culture of enrollment in public and subsidized health insurance and in terms of the infrastructure needed to support the enrollment process. Information Technology (IT) readiness will play a critical role in establishing a streamlined and integrated “no wrong door” process for accessing both public and private benefits under ACA. NYSHealth, in partnership with New York State stakeholders, initiated a project to help New York State hone the New York vision for implementing health care reform in the most prudent
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Mar 1, 2011
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sweeping federal legislation designed to bring about near universal coverage and transform how health care is paid for and delivered throughout the United States.
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Jan 1, 2011
American Health Benefit Exchanges are the centerpiece of health insurance reforms in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under tight timeframes, all states are required to establish these entities, or cede that authority to the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Modeled on Massachusetts’s Connector, the Exchange will straddle public and private health insurance markets, and is charged with a broad range of duties. Some obligations — determining eligibility for tax subsidies to make coverage more affordable, facilitating enrollment in public coverage, and
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Jan 1, 2011
Medicaid provides health insurance coverage for 4.8 million New Yorkers, more than 25 percent of people residing in the state.1 With the implementation of federal reform in 2014, perhaps as many as 1 million additional New Yorkers will secure coverage through Medicaid. By any measure, Medicaid is an important building block of health insurance coverage in New York State. Now, with the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), a new vision for health insurance coverage in the United States is being advanced, bolstered by significant funding to implement that vision. National
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Reports & Research
Jan 1, 2011
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) envisions access to affordable care for all Americans, a streamlined eligibility and enrollment process to obtain coverage, and seamless integration between Medicaid and the Exchange to ensure smooth transitions between sources of coverage as a person’s circumstances change over time. This paper explores the issues associated with these coordination challenges and identifies options for New York as it considers how to best approach the integration of coverage options along the continuum from fully subsidized public
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Reports & Research
Jan 1, 2011

This report, the third in a series of exchange-related works undertaken this year with the support of the New York State Health Foundation, focuses on two such areas of state discretion involving “mergers”: merging the individual and small business exchanges, and merging the individual and small group markets.

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