Health Insurance Assistance
The Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obama Care”)
What is “The Affordable Care Act”?:
The Affordable Care Act is the official name for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The Affordable Care Acts health reform does a number of important things including offering Americans a number of new benefits, rights, and protections in regards to their healthcare and setting up a Health Insurance Marketplace where Americans can purchase federally regulated and subsidized health insurance.
MEDICAID MANAGED CARE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY
Choosing a managed care plan that meets the health care needs of you and your family is an important decision. The chart below will help you make that decision. It has information about the quality of care offered by the different plans, and people’s opinions about the care and services the plans provide.
There are things you need to think about. Is your doctor in the plan? How close is the doctor’s office to your home? Does the plan have special services that you and your family need?
Talk with friends, your doctor and your Suffolk County Navigator or Certified Application Counselor before making a decision. Ask questions to make sure you know what each plan offers.
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THERE IS NO NEED TO PAY A FEE FOR ASSISTANCE TO ENROLL IN A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. A NAVIGATOR OR CERTIFIED APPLICATION COUNSELOR WILL HELP YOU FOR NO COST!!!!!
SUFFOLK COUNTY NAVIGATORS/Certified Application Counselors
Community Service Society: 1-888-614-5400
Nassau/Suffolk Hospital Council: 631-656-9783
Public Health Solutions: 646-619-6400
Make the Road: 631-231-2220 Ext: 305
Suffolk County Department of Social Services:
Medicaid East: 631-852-3710
Medicaid West: 631-853-8730
The New York State of Health Market Place is another resource for learning about available New York State managed care plans. Through this website you can compare health plan options, apply for financial assistance, and find resources to help you understand your options and enroll in coverage.
A Managed Care Plan includes:
A regular doctor. This person is your Primary Care Provider
No limit on the number of visits you or your children can have with your doctor.
You can access clinics, laboratories, specialists and hospitals.
Benefits that are the same as regular Medicaid.
Talk to your doctor about which managed care health plan(s) he/she participates in.
Here are some fast facts from NYS on Understanding How to Pick a Health Plan
Dental services are available for everyone.
To find out about additional services offered by managed care health plans, you can contact the plans by calling the Member Services phone numbers listed below.
If you have a problem with your health plan, call:
New York State
Department of Health
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For more information please visit: the NY State of Health