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rss Research and Advocacy Tips
This category includes articles listing different sources of law, regulations, and guidance on public health insurance programs, and general advocacy tips.
rss Federal Health Reform
Articles relating to changes to public health insurance programs in New York State flowing from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), also known as "Federal Health Reform."
rss Medicaid
Medicaid is the New York State health insurance program for people with limited income and assets.
rss Family Health Plus
New York State public health insurance for low-income adults under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicaid.
rss Child Health Plus
New York State public health insurance for children in families with limited income.
rss Medicare Part D
Medicare, the government health insurance for elderly and disabled people, covers prescription drugs through Part D.
rss Medicare Savings Program
Special Medicaid benefit where New York State pays your Medicare Part B premium, and may also pay Medicare deductibles and coinsurance.
rss Medigap
Medigap is a type of private insurance policy that you can purchase to supplement your Medicare health coverage.
rss Private Insurance
Includes employer-based group health coverage, individual policies, and COBRA.
rss EPIC
New York State's Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage. This program covers prescription drugs for elderly New Yorkers with limited income.
rss Long Term Care Insurance
(LTCI) - private insurance for home care and nursing home coverage
rss Uninsured
Resources for those with no health coverage
rss Immigrant Access
Articles relating to access to public health insurance benefits for immigrants, including types of documentation of immigration status required for different programs.
rss Language and Disability Access
Articles relating to the obligation of public health insurance programs to communicate with beneficiaries in languages other than English, and to make services and procedures accessible to people with disabilities.
rss HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - governs confidentiality of personal medical information
rss Health Care Decisionmaking
Advance directives, health care proxies, living wills, DNR, POLST, MOLST
rss Veterans
Health insurance programs for veterans and their families

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