Health Insurance Aid for New Yorkers

HealthStat is a comprehensive citywide initiative designed to enroll uninsured New Yorkers in public health insurance programs such as Medicaid, Child Health Plus and in September 2001, Family Health Plus. Child Health Plus is a comprehensive health insurance program that covers most of children’s health care and dental needs. The income requirements make it possible for working families to get free or low-cost health insurance for their children. Family Health Plus (FHP) is a new program modeled on Child Health Plus that makes comprehensive health insurance available at no cost to lower-income, uninsured adults who do not have employer-sponsored coverage and are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare. The program will be fully operational by October 1st. Individuals can call the HealthStat prescreening phone line at 1-888- NYC-6116 to find out if they are eligible for Family Health Plus and to place their names on a list to receive information on where to enroll. Contact Mayor’s Office of Health Insurance Access, 51 Chambers St.- 1st Floor, New York, NY 10007; 212-788-8282; 888-692-9900; Fax: 212-788-9356

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