HealthCare.gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This website includes information about the federal Health Insurance Marketplace and the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the United States. Kaiser's Health Reform website includes a variety of information regarding the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The IRS has launched an Affordable Care Act website to educate individuals and businesses on how the health care law may affect them. This website includes information about the law and its provisions, legal guidance, the latest news, frequently asked questions and links to additional resources.
This analysis, based upon the Urban Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM), was prepared as a supplement to the earlier analyses prepared by the Urban Institute. This report highlights demographic characteristics of individuals who will enroll in Qualified Health Plans in the Individual Exchange and in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) in the New York Health Benefit Exchange. For reference, the same information is provided for the entire nonelderly New York population.
This report, prepared by the Urban Institute, provides detailed estimates of the impact of health care reform on uninsured New Yorkers. Specifically, the report details those estimated to gain public or private coverage, including through the Exchange, and those estimated to remain uninsured, by a number of demographic characteristics. These include age, income, race/ethnicity, health status, language, gender, and education. When possible, these data are provided at a county level; otherwise at a regional level.
The New York State Department of Financial Services commissioned Deloitte to analyze the impact of the Affordable Care Act on New York's small group and non-group markets in 2014. This report includes a review of existing studies on this topic, as well as a description of Deloitte's own analysis using its "Lifestyle Based Analytics" model.
Among the policy decisions facing New York is whether and to what extent Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) should be offered through the Health Benefit Exchange. HSAs are savings accounts established by individuals and employers and used to pay for qualified health care costs.
Health disparities are differences between populations in rates of disease, health outcomes, and access to quality care. The Affordable Care Act takes several steps to reduce health disparities, including the creation of health benefit Exchanges to increase access to high-quality insurance. In September 2012, the New York Health Benefit Exchange convened a stakeholder meeting to discuss strategies to reduce health disparities through the Exchange.
The New York Health Benefit Exchange, in consultation with federally recognized tribal nations and urban Indian organizations in New York, submitted a Tribal Consultation Policy to HHS effective February 15, 2013. This policy guides the ongoing partnership between New York's federally recognized tribes and the Health Benefit Exchange.