February 9, 2019
Albany, NY

As Record Number of New Yorkers Enroll in Health Exchange, Governor Cuomo Again Calls for Codification of Exchange into Law

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Governor Cuomo: "In the face of the continued threats from this federal government, we must enshrine the protections of the Affordable Care Act into State law to continue our historic progress whatever happens in Washington."

 

Record 4.8 Million New Yorkers Enrolled; 95 Percent of New Yorkers Now Have Health Insurance

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"New York is proud to be leading the way expanding access to health care. During the Open Enrollment Period that ended January 31, a record 4.8 million New Yorkers signed up for health care through our state exchange—a 10% increase from last year.

 

"We have achieved unprecedented progress expanding access to care in spite of the Trump Administration's attempts to sabotage health care and dismantle the Affordable Care Act. In the face of the continued threats from this federal government, we must enshrine the protections of the Affordable Care Act into State law to continue our historic progress whatever happens in Washington. That is why this year I advanced legislation to codify the health exchange into law, prohibit 'junk' limited policies, and ban insurers from imposing pre-existing condition limitations so that New Yorkers' health care is protected.

 

 "Thanks in part to the success of our health exchange, 95 percent of New Yorkers now have health insurance, and we will continue to fight to expand access to quality care to more New Yorkers. New York is the alternative to Trump's America. We believe health care is a right, not a luxury, and while this federal government tries to take us backwards, New York is moving forward."

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