Expanding Health Care Coverage

Project Title

Reforming New York's Small Group Insurance Market: An Assessment of State Policies

Grant Amount

$312,806

Priority Area

Expanding Health Care Coverage

Date Awarded

July 01, 2007

Region

Capital Region

Status

In Progress

Website

http://www.rockinst.org/

SEE GRANT OUTCOMES

This focus suggests the need for closer analytical assessment of State activities aimed at improving cost and accessibility in the small group market. In the first of two grants from the New York State Health Foundation’s Coverage Consortium initiative, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government conducted an in-depth analysis and investigation of the applicability of various initiatives and policy options for New York State.

This project was part of a larger NYSHealth Coverage Consortium that funded 10 grants to seven universities, policy institutes, and community agencies across the State, supporting projects that could inform State health reform efforts, offer ways to streamline enrollment in public programs, significantly reduce costs and improve quality, and test ideas for expanding coverage among small employers, sole proprietors, and self-employed people.

Read an NYSHealth special report that contains a summary of findings from this consortium.

Read about the second of two grants to the Rockefeller Institute from the NYSHealth Coverage Consortium initiative.