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
Oct. 22, 2019
Healthier Homes, Healthier Childhoods: How Medicaid Can Address the Housing Conditions Contributing to Pediatric Asthma

Focusing on indoor air quality as a key aspect of substandard housing in New York City, this HealthWatch brief identifies neighborhoods that Medicaid providers and health plans might target to reduce asthma-related health care utilization through housing interventions—primarily looking at children enrolled in Medicaid and suggesting where interventions might be most needed.

Sept. 26, 2019
Easing the Stigma of Public Coverage: Workers with Health Coverage at Their Jobs Get Significant Government Aid Too

Analysis and explanation of the federal and state tax subsidies behind the employer tax exclusion.

Aug. 22, 2019
Reforming Payment for Children's Long-Term Health

Lessons from New York State's value-based payment effort, focused on children's health care.