Expanding Health Care Coverage
Approximately 2.2 million New Yorkers are uninsured. Federal health reform establishes a framework for near-universal coverage over the next decade. Its provisions provide historic and substantial opportunities to make affordable health insurance coverage a reality for New Yorkers. As many as 1.2 million New Yorkers are projected to become newly insured once Federal reform provisions are fully phased in.
To make the most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals and small businesses will require information and assistance to understand and navigate the new landscape. To a large extent, the success of the ACA will depend on effective engagement strategies for multiple, diverse audiences. To advance the implementation of health reform, NYSHealth is supporting a range of efforts to reach and educate consumers about their insurance options and how to enroll in coverage.
Measuring Our Impact
The program indicators below help us to track the Foundation’s and our grantees’ progress in our work to expand health care coverage. The social indicators help us to understand and track the context of our work, and help us keep the bigger picture in mind when we consider new grant proposals.View Program Impact View Social Impact