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NYC Care and MetroPlusHealth Launch ‘Stay Covered NYC’ Webinar to Educate Staten Islanders on Health Care Options

‘Stay Covered NYC’ is a citywide digital health care outreach initiative, which began April 4th with Queens-based community partners

 Webinar series is a partnership between NYC Care and MetroPlusHealth to educate New Yorkers on health care options and address end of Medicaid’s Continuous Coverage provision

Apr 27, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals’ NYC Care program and MetroPlusHealth will launch the ‘Stay Covered NYC’ webinar series on Friday, April 24, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm to educate Staten Island-based community partners and New Yorkers about the benefits of continuous health care coverage. The Staten Island-focused webinar will cap a citywide digital health care outreach effort, which began Tuesday, April 4th for over 25 Queens-based community partners. Participants have included both health care-focused community-based organizations as well as individuals representing other community interests, such as public-school parent coordinators who support families in different ways. The webinar series addressed Medicaid’s recertification process, changes to COVID resources, and ways that NYC Care and MetroPlusHealth can partner with community-based organizations to support local communities. The series aims to dispel fears that accessing health care such as NYC Care will affect ones’ immigration status, and encourages New Yorkers to make primary care appointments.

“The natural partnership between NYC Care and MetroPlusHealth on the ‘Stay Covered NYC’ webinar series is an important step toward ensuring New Yorkers across the five boroughs understand the effect of the end of Medicaid’s continuous coverage provision and have access to health care,” said Jonathan Jiménez, MD, Executive Director of NYC Care. “In New York City, health care is a human right. That means that all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay can rely on NYC Care to lead healthy lives.”

“The partnership with NYC Care on the launch of ‘Stay Covered NYC’ allows us to offer essential webinars to our community-based partners across New York City, in a convenient and accessible manner,” said Roger Milliner, Chief Growth Officer, MetroPlusHealth. “As we wrap up the latest webinar in the series, with a focus on our Staten Island-based partners, we will continue to highlight the end of Medicaid’s continuous coverage provision to ensure New Yorkers do not experience lapses in coverage. We are committed to doing all we can to lessen any pain our members might experience, and to keep as many of them as possible insured. Educating those who influence and guide our communities is a great place to start.”

The webinars in the ‘Stay Covered NYC’ series included:

  • Tuesday, April 4 12:30 pm-1:30 pm for Queens Community Partners
  • Monday, April 24 11:30 am-12:30 pm for Brooklyn Community Partners
  • Wednesday, April 26 11:00 am-12:00 pm for Bronx Community Partners
  • Wednesday, April 26 12:30 pm-1:30 pm for Manhattan Community Partners
  • Friday, April 28 12:00pm-1:00pm for Staten Island Community Partners

MEDIA CONTACT: 212-788-3339 / PressOffice@nychhc.org

About NYC Care
NYC Care is a health care access program that provides comprehensive and low or no-cost health care services through NYC Health + Hospitals for New Yorkers who cannot afford or are ineligible for health insurance. NYC Care provides a membership card, 24/7 customer service, access to comprehensive and affordable health care services, like primary care, mental health services, and sexual and reproductive health care, low-cost medications, and member materials in multiple languages – regardless of your immigration status or ability to pay. Call 646-NYC-CARE (646-692-2273) or visit www.nyccare.nyc to learn more and sign up today – privacy and confidentiality guaranteed.

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to more than one million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

About MetroPlusHealth
Since 1985, MetroPlusHealth has helped the people of New York City get quality health care at little to no cost. MetroPlusHealth is the plan of choice for over 700,000 New Yorkers, and its commercial and government-sponsored plans meet the needs of individuals, families, and workforces. The MetroPlusHealth staff speaks more than 40 languages and is as diverse as the great City it serves. MetroPlusHealth is part of NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health system. For more information, visit metroplus.org. Join the conversation on social media at @metroplushealth.