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

  • July 26, 2022 | Anthony Shih, MD, MPH 
    Changing with the Times

    Anthony Shih, MD, reflects on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned during his tenure as president of United Hospital Fund.

  • April 11, 2022 | Sarah Scaffidi, MSc 
    Opportunities to Improve Infant Health Through WIC

    To improve enrollment in WIC and help alleviate food insecurity, look to outreach models used during the pandemic--and figure out where interventions might yield the biggest effects.

  • March 25, 2022
    A Year of Resolve: UHF's 2021 Annual Report

    The 2021 annual report highlights UHF’s activities during another year of challenge and uncertainty and offers a preview of our goals in the year ahead.