Expanding Health Care Coverage

Project Title

Reforming the Small-Group Insurance Market, Phase 2

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Expanding Health Care Coverage

Date Awarded

August 27, 2007


Capital Region


In Progress




Rockefeller Institute of Government implemented Phase 2 of a project that focused on reform options for New York’s small-group insurance market . This project built on the knowledge base developed in the first grant phase, with specific analyses focused on insurance product standardization, advantages and disadvantages of high-risk pools, and sustainable methods for financing coverage expansions.

This project was part of a larger NYHealth 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 NYHealth special report that contains a summary of findings from this consortium.

Read about the first of two grants to the Rockefeller Institute from the NYHealth Coverage Consortium initiative.