Expanding Health Care Coverage



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Expanding Health Care Coverage


November 14, 2017


This NYHealth-produced data snapshot examines trends in insurance coverage in New York State before and after the major coverage expansions of the ACA were implemented.

New York State has been a leader in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) effectively and expanding health insurance coverage for nearly 1 million additional residents since the law took effect. The ACA was signed into law in 2010, but most major provisions aimed at expanding coverage took effect at the beginning of 2014.

Within New York, uninsured rates declined more than 40% for most racial groups, age groups, and income levels between 2013 and 2016. Urban and densely populated areas saw the most dramatic declines in the proportion of uninsured individuals. The snapshot also compares New York and national trends in rates of uninsurance and type of health coverage.

See the data snapshot.

40 % Decline in uninsured rates in NY between 2013 and 2016