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Cuomo boasts of two million enrollees on State Health Exchange



Governor Cuomo announced today a milestone for the New York State of Health Marketplace. 

Of the more than 2 million New Yorkers who’ve signed up for health insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2013, more than 400 thousand signed up during the current open enrollment period.

The vast majority of them — some 89 percent –are new to health insurance.

Many of the state’s low-income population have turned to the health marketplace. Nearly two-thirds of total enrollees are on Medicaid.

The remainder signed up for private insurance plans.

According to the state health department, 85 percent of those who enrolled last year have renewed their coverage.

February 15th is the last day of open enrollment for health coverage in 2015. Most New Yorkers who miss that deadline will have to wait until the 2016 open enrollment to sign up.

Michelle Faust, MA, is a reporter/ producer whose work focuses strongly on issues related to health and health policy. She joined the WXXI newsroom in February 2014, and in short time became the lead producer on the Understanding the Affordable Care Act series. Michelle is a reporter with the health collaborative Side Effects and regularly contributes to The Innovation Trail. Working across media, she also produces packages for WXXI-TV’s weekly news magazine Need to Know.
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