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State Rankings

New York healthcare has steadily risen in the overall rankings for the past two decades, starting at 40th healthiest in 1990 and rising all the way to 18h this year. This increase in the quality of New York healthcare has been spearheaded by one of the lowest obesity rates in the country, a high number of primary care physicians, and a high amount of public health funding by the state. Currently, however, determinants of health are far lower than outcomes, suggesting that New York may regress in coming years. However, many of the important statistical determinants show promising signs of improvement, such as good numbers for early prenatal care, a continually decreasing smoking rate, and slower than average growth in the diabetes rate. Some statistics, however, are in need of improvement, such as a high rate of child poverty, immunization coverage, and a poor rate of high school graduation. Efforts to improve these statistics will undoubtedly keep healthcare in New York improving.

New York Health Insurance

As a state with a large metropolitan area, New York's statistics are going to tend to be higher than the mean. In the case of uninsured residents, New York's rate is right about at the national average, which is actually good, considering the number of residents unable to afford insurance in New York City. 15% of New York residents are without health insurance, according to the Kaiser Foundation. This statistic is aided by a high percentage of poor and low income children on Medicaid. New York residents have many choices when it comes to quality health insurance, and New York has several healthcare plans that are highly rated by the NCQA:

Top New York NCQA-accredited health insurance plans (2011)

Health Plan Type NCQA Score
Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield HMO/POS 87.7
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan HMO 87.5
Independent Health Association HMO/POS 87.2
CDPHP Universal Benefits POS 86.2
MVP Health Care HMO/POS 86.1
HealthNow New York HMO/POS/PPO 86.0
CIGNA HealthCare of New Jersey HMO/POS 84.9
HIP Health Plan of New York HMO/POS 84.8
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO 84.6
CIGNA Healthcare of New York HMO/POS 84.1
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HMO/POS 84.0

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Additional Information

Important Addresses

New York Department of Health
Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
1-866-881-2809

New York State Department of Financial Services
Insurance Division
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
800-342-3736
www.dfs.ny.gov

Ten Biggest Health Insurance Companies in New York (NAIC, 2011)

  • Empire Healthchoice Assurance Inc.
  • United HealthCare Ins. Co. of NY
  • Excellus Health Plan Inc.
  • Health Insurance Plan of Greater NY
  • Oxford Health Ins. Co.
  • Group Health Inc.
  • Health Now NY Inc.
  • Empire Healthchoice HMO Inc.
  • MVP Health Plan Inc.
  • Oxford Health Plans NY Inc.

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