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Who Shopped The SHOP Exchanges? Very Few Small Businesses

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This story is part of a partnership that includes WNYC, NPR and Kaiser Health News. It can be republished for free. (details) Monteith Illingworth and Chris Abbate both have small public relations firms in Manhattan. Both offer their employees health coverage through Oxford Health, a division of insurance giant United Healthcare. Both faced double-digit premium […]

New York Consumers Frustrated By Insurance Delays

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Last weekend, Rob Cuillo had a severe stomach bug, and he began thinking it might be time for a trip to the emergency room near his home on Long Island. “I was sick as a dog,” he said. “I was so dehydrated, I was thinking if this goes on another day I might need an […]

NYC Study: Harlem Has Most ER ‘Super Users;’ Upper East Side, Fewest

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About 20 percent of New York City residents visit hospital emergency rooms annually — and in some neighborhoods, the rate is twice that, according to a new report. The study by the United Hospital Fund found dramatic variations in ER use across the city, and it’s one of the first to analyze which people  end […]

N.Y. Lawmakers Tackle Exchange Bill. Again.

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This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes , and Kaiser Health News. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says creating a health insurance exchange for the state is a priority for 2012. State-run exchanges are mandated by the federal health law. Exchanges would effectively allow states to play the role of insurance broker to help […]