UHF Hosts Discussion to Keep New Yorkers Insured

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 means changes in continuous coverage requirements and new rules for states starting on March 31, 2023. 

These changes mean that New York State, in partnership with the local departments of social services, will soon begin an enormous task: renewing eligibility for over 9 million New Yorkers in the Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Essential Plan programs starting in March and continuing through May 2024.

To help prepare for this extraordinary effort, UHF yesterday convened a discussion with government officials, health plan representatives, provider groups, consumer advocates, and funders. The event, held at UHF offices, featured presentations by key New York State officials, including New York State Medicaid Director Amir Bassiri, on the state’s “unwinding” plan. 

“I’m so glad UHF could host this timely event,” said Oxiris Barbot, MD, UHF’s president and CEO. “It was informative and heartening to learn more about this massive undertaking and about the collective commitment to minimize the number of New Yorkers who lose coverage because of renewal requirements.”

More than 440 people participated virtually, and approximately 50 attended in person. 

Feb. 17, 2023