New Interactive Map Shows Who Will Gain Coverage
Under Health Reform in New York State
On the eve of open enrollment in the online health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has produced a data visualization of currently uninsured New Yorkers estimated to gain coverage as health reform is implemented. The interactive map, at www.CoverNYS.org, provides a snapshot of those who are expected to gain coverage in New York State as a result of the ACA, through either New York's public insurance programs or private plans.
With the full implementation of the ACA, NYSHealth estimates that more than 1 million uninsured New Yorkers could gain health care coverage. Regional and demographic data are included to identify the areas and populations with the greatest potential for gains in health insurance coverage. State and local policymakers; organizations conducting enrollment; and health care advocates can use this interactive tool to better understand the health insurance landscape and opportunities for coverage in their communities.
In addition to the map, NYSHealth is supporting a range of outreach and enrollment efforts to ensure that as many New Yorkers as possible gain health insurance coverage.
To view the map, visit www.CoverNYS.org.