The Big Picture: Private and Public Health Insurance Markets in New York
An unprecedented portrait of New York's commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, and self-funded insurance markets, The Big Picture provides an in-depth review of those markets—including the buyers, sellers, benefits, and premiums paid—and the regulations and policies shaping health insurance in our state. Grounded in more than a hundred interviews with regulators and agency officials, legislators and legislative staff, lobbyists, agents and brokers, trade association officials, health plan executives, and consumers, and in detailed analyses of health plan annual statements and myriad other data sources, The Big Picture informs the discussion of "what's next"—and what's desirable—at this critical moment for health care reform, by explaining how New York's complex markets work today. (Updated Nov. 5, 2009, to correct subtotals in the PHSP section of text page 27.)
Read the related press release.
Read the March 2010 update, The Big Picture Updated: Current Status of New York’s Health Insurance Markets.
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