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
July 16, 2019
DSRIP Promising Practices: Strategies for Meaningful Change for New York Medicaid

Identifying key lessons and promising practices from the first four years of New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.

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 22, 2019
Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

New data on what family caregivers who perform medical and nursing tasks are experiencing.