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Closing in on 200,000 applications for NYS Health Insurance Exchange

Closing in on 200,000 applications for NYS Health Insurance Exchange

 

New York's new online health exchange reports just more than 197,000 New Yorkers have completed applications to get insured, while more than 48,000 have subsequently enrolled in plans, nearly half in the government-funded Medicaid program for low-income New Yorkers. The exchange, which opened October 1st as the state's response to the federal Affordable Care Act, includes low-cost plans for individuals and small businesses with coverage starting January 1st.

 

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