Congressman Crowley Applauds Creation of New York Health Insurance Exchange

Apr 12, 2012 Issues: Health Care

(Queens, N.Y.) – Following Governor Cuomo’s issuance of an executive order creating a health insurance exchange in New York, Rep. Joe Crowley (Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement:

“I applaud Governor Cuomo for taking this critical step to ensure that New Yorkers have access to good health insurance options. State health exchanges are an important part of the Affordable Care Act, making it easier for individuals and small businesses to purchase quality, affordable health coverage. With this step, New York can now move forward with developing an exchange that meets our state’s needs and helps the millions of uninsured New Yorkers and their families gain access to health care.”

Starting in 2014, Affordable Insurance Exchanges will serve as health insurance “marketplaces,” where individuals and small businesses can review and compare health insurance plans and choose the best plan for their family and/or employees. Consumers will also be able to find information on options, such as health programs or tax credits, that will make coverage more affordable.

Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as a Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives.