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Mar 14, 2012

This report explores the critical interactions that third party assistors have with buyers and sellers of insurance in the New York market and presents various models for incorporating and compensating producers and other intermediaries in the New York Health Benefit Exchange.

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Mar 13, 2012

This memo summarizes the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on state Medicaid spending in New York. The estimates in this memo are based upon results from a complete simulation using the Urban Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model, New York Version (HIPSM -NY) and are intended to provide analytic support to the state’s policymakers.

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Mar 1, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provides states with the opportunity to develop health benefit exchanges – structured marketplaces for the purchase of health insurance coverage by small employers and individual purchasers. If New York State elects to do so, the law provides an array of design choices to the states in an effort to allow the exchanges to reflect varying preferences across the country.

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Feb 16, 2012

This report lays out the work processes and the steps that must be completed in order for the New York Health Benefit Exchange to start taking applications for coverage on October 1, 2013.

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Jan 1, 2012
The Affordable Care Act offers states an important opportunity to help low-income residents by providing significant federal funding to establish a Basic Health Plan (BHP). In this report, CSS explores the implications of offering a BHP in New York.
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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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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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