Affordable Care Act

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Unmarried Partner?

Some insurance companies allow policies to be extended to unmarried partners.

02/27/2014

How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.

02/26/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

What Is An Insurance Card?

Different insurance companies have different formats for their insurance cards, but all cards contain the same basic information.

02/25/2014

Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.

02/23/2014

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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Agrees To Reimburse Customers After Probe Into Sign-Up, Billing Problems

Thousands of New Yorkers who had faced problems enrolling for plans through the state’s health care exchange and other issues will receive three weeks of free coverage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

02/09/2014

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Westchester Medical Center Refuses Insurance From State Health Exchange

The Westchester Medical Center says it cannot accept insurance purchased through the state health exchange in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.

02/03/2014

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Legislators Cite Flaws In New York Health Exchange

Lost insurance coverage, higher premiums and confusion were among the problems New Yorkers have faced in trying to sign up for health care under the new federal law, state lawmakers said Monday.

01/13/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

The Top 13 ‘Talkers’ Of 2013

Of all the stories that made headlines this year, these kept you talking for days. It was difficult to limit this list to 13, but we did our best. We hope you enjoy taking a look back of some of the events that we were glued to over the past 12 months.

12/31/2013

Answers To Your Questions About Obamacare & NY State of Health

This article is provided and sponsored by: Healthfirst _______________________________________________ Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans—including 1.8 million uninsured people in New York City—now have access to affordable […]

12/30/2013

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As Obamacare Deadline Looms, Insurance Companies Pile On The Taxes

Time is running out to sign up for Obamacare. Many are still scrambling to get coverage by Jan. 1. In the meantime, we’re now beginning to see the taxes added on by insurance companies because of the law.

12/26/2013

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Key Health Insurance Deadline Arrives

Tuesday is the deadline for purchasing health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1. The original deadline on Monday was pushed back to ease any potential glitches due to high traffic volume on the websites.

12/24/2013

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New York Extends Health Care Signup Deadline To Tuesday

New York extended Monday’s deadline for purchasing health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1 by one day. New Yorkers now have until shortly before midnight on Tuesday to find a plan.

12/23/2013

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Obamacare Enrollment In New York: Over 100,000 So Far

Over 100,000 residents of New York have successfully enrolled so far. New York has more than two million uninsured residents.

12/23/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action "Obamacare Summit" at the St. Regis Hotel on Nov. 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.  (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

President On Obamacare: ‘We Screwed It Up'; Changes Made Prior To Deadline

The clock is ticking toward a Monday deadline to enroll in Obamacare, and the White House has approved another round of changes to get more people into the program.

12/20/2013

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