As the Affordable Care Act moves into its third year, Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at Community Service Society and co-founder of Healthcare for All New York, and WNYC reporter Fred Mogul talk about the somewhat abrupt shut down of the health insurance co-op, Health Republic, and answer your questions as open enrollment begins.
The co-op Health Republic is shutting down = 155k NYers will lose insurance. "It was a startup; start-ups sometimes fail," says @fredmogul.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) November 5, 2015
If you have Health Republic, call @CSSNYorg by Nov 15 to switch to new insurance: 888-614-5400. Also call marketplace: 855,355,5777.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) November 5, 2015
If you have life-threatening/degen disease/are pregnant, you have the right to continue seeing your provider. They must agree on new rates.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) November 5, 2015