Press Advisory: Child Health Plus Enrollment Event Seeks to Enroll All Uninsured Capital District Children in Health Insurance

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 25, 2008) – As a result of legislation approved by Governor David A. Paterson and the State Legislature, effective this month children in families with annual incomes up to $70,000 for a family of three ($84,000 for family of four) are eligible to obtain subsidized coverage under New York's Child Health Plus insurance program. (See attached Fact Sheet).

On Saturday, September 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the North Albany YMCA, 616 North Pearl Street in Albany, Judith Arnold, Director of the Division of Coverage and Enrollment in the Office of Health Insurance Programs at the State Health Department, will be available to speak with representatives of the media and answer questions regarding New York's expanded Child Health Plus program.

Who

Judith Arnold, Director of the Division of Coverage and Enrollment, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health

What

Press Availability to answer questions regarding New York's Expanded Child Health Plus Program

Where

North Albany YMCA, 616 North Pearl Street, Albany

When

Saturday, September 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Note: From noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, families can get free assistance enrolling their children in Child Health Plus at four Capital District YMCA locations:

  • North Albany YMCA, 616 North Pearl Street, Albany
  • Albany YMCA, 274 Washington Avenue, Albany
  • Kids Improvement District, 2 Lark Street, Albany
  • Troy Family YMCA, 2500 21st Street, Troy