New York offers many state-sponsored programs aimed at ensuring New Yorkers have access to quality, affordable health care.
New York´s Child Health Plus program, which has been helping families provide health insurance for their children since 1991, has been a model for children´s health insurance programs across the nation.
Family Health Plus, created under New York’s Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) 2000, provides comprehensive health insurance coverage for adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who do not have health insurance - either on their own or through their employers - but have income or resources too high to qualify for Medicaid.
Healthy New York, also created under HCRA 2000, is designed to assist small business owners in providing their employees and their employees’ families with the health insurance they need and deserve. In addition, uninsured sole proprietors and workers whose employers do not provide health insurance may also purchase comprehensive coverage directly through the Healthy NY program.
NYSHIP - the “New York State Health Insurance Program” - is a benefit program established to provide health insurance coverage to state and local government employees.