Coverage and Access

Promoting comprehensive, affordable health insurance and access to care for all New Yorkers

Coverage and Access

Promoting comprehensive, affordable health insurance and access to care for all New Yorkers

New York is a national leader in ensuring comprehensive, affordable health insurance for its residents—including providing public coverage to its most vulnerable. Even with recent gains, however, more than 1.1 million New Yorkers remain uninsured. Many more are underinsured, unable to afford high deductibles and copayments. Addressing the needs of the uninsured and underinsured is a critical challenge. UHF’s expertise and independence enable it to work with policymakers, build consensus, convene stakeholders, and conduct in-depth analysis to help tackle complex, urgent coverage and access questions—including how to maintain the state’s critical safety net and bolster the Medicaid program.

Current initiatives: Children's Health Initiative, Health Insurance Project, Innovation Strategies, Medicaid Institute

 
Publications
April 23, 2019
Reaching the Five Percent: A Profile of Western and Central New Yorkers Without Health Coverage

Examining the eligible but uninsured in western & central New York State.

April 18, 2019 | Gregory C. Burke
Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York, 2018 Update: Drivers of Growth and Challenges for the Future

Our annual brief and chartbook outlining the adoption of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model across New York, by region and by type of practice.