NY awards $27M in grants for health care outreach

Posted at: 07/12/2013 1:36 PM
By: AP

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State health officials have awarded $27 million in grants to help enroll more than a million uninsured New Yorkers in a new health insurance exchange for coverage starting next year.
 
The grants will go to 50 organizations that will help applicants, including individuals, families and small businesses, get into the federally required marketplace for buyers.
 
Enrollment begins Oct. 1. Health department officials expect to enroll about 1.1 million people with assistance in every county and in 48 languages. There are about 2.7 million uninsured people in New York.
 
A department spokesman says they plan to award $27 million annually for five years.
 
Meanwhile, the state has received $40.17 million in federal funds for marketing and advertising over two years and has retained the firm DDB.
 
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