Podcast - Fighting Poverty, Strengthening New York

In each episode we will dive into an issue affecting low-income New Yorkers in areas such as affordable housing, healthcare, and economic security, and we'll hear the story of how CSS staff and programs are striving to address these problems


Episode 5: Bridging the affordability gap: New York’s low-cost health plan takes off

What happens when you can’t afford health care, but make too much to qualify for help? In our latest podcast you’ll meet Diane, who found herself in exactly this situation. After struggling financially while caring for her ailing father, Diane got a new job and was just beginning to make ends meet—only to find her own health coverage suddenly out of reach. The problem? She now earned too much to remain eligible for Medicaid, but nowhere near enough to pay for private insurance, even with subsidies. Said Diane: “Was I going to give up a job to keep my health benefits?” That’s when she contacted CSS, and discovered New York’s Essential Plan. Listen Here


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