Useful Links and Information

Accessing Medicaid Coverage and Benefits During the Coronavirus Emergency - May 2020

Medicaid Coverage Through Your Local Department of Social Services and Medicaid Telehealth Services (NYS Department of Health Office of Health Insurance Programs)

NY State of Health Insurance Options and NY State of Health Insurance Changes (NY State of Health insurance marketplace)

Background and General Information

Medicaid: Putting New York Children on a Path to Success (Georgetown Center on Children and Families and American Academy of Pediatrics; March 2019)

State Profile of Key Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP (based on select responses to Center for Children and Families/Kaiser Family Foundation 50-State Survey on Medicaid and CHIP, January 2019)

New York: Medicaid & CHIP (Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts)

Medicaid in New York (Kaiser Family Foundation fact sheet/infographics; September 2018)

Current Flexibility in Medicaid: An Overview of Federal Standards and State Options – Executive Summary (Kaiser Family Foundation; January 2017)

State and National Partners

NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace
Shop, compare and enroll in a low-cost quality plan, including Medicaid.

Community Health Advocates
Provides free and confidential individual counseling and educational community presentations to individuals, families, advocates and providers about health insurance in New York State.

NY Health Access
This site is intended to serve as a constantly evolving resource for advocates, caregivers, and consumers on public health insurance programs in New York State.

Medicaid Institute at the United Hospital Fund
UHF is “a health services research and philanthropic organization shaping positive change for the people of New York.”  Its Medicaid Institute “provides information and analysis explaining New York’s Medicaid program, with the goal of helping all stakeholders redesign, restructure and rebuild the program.”

Families USA, the Voice for Health Care Consumers
Since 1982, Families USA has worked to promote high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Community Catalyst, Building Consumer & Community Participation in the Shaping of Our Health System
Since 1997, they have provided leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers, and foundations working to change the health care system so it serves everyone – especially vulnerable members of society.

Government Links


Division of the Budget

Department of Health

State Assembly

State Senate

Legislative Retrieval System

The Hill, the latest from Washington