Network Size Matters to Consumers on the New York Health Plan Marketplace Large Affinity Health Plan Network Enables Better Access, Meets Consumer Needs

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid recent concerns over the reduced or limited selection of physicians and hospitals offered on the new Affordable Care Act marketplaces, Affinity Health Plan is proud to affirm its commitment to increased patient access by offering one of the largest physician and hospital networks available in New York State – 30,000 physicians and health care providers and 69 hospitals, including leading institutions such as New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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"At Affinity, we are committed to ensuring consumers in communities across New York can access quality health care when, where, and how they need it," said Bert Scott, CEO, Affinity.  "That's why our top priority has always been creating as many points of healthcare access as possible for our members – so that patients can find doctors in their neighborhood, who speak their native language, at the time they need care – improving the health and well-being of our communities."

A recent survey of more than 4,200 New York adults eligible for the Health Plan Marketplace showed that 'having many doctors to choose from' and 'ease of making an appointment' were more important to consumers than 'having the lowest-cost plan available.'

About Affinity Health Plan - Affinity Health Plan is an independent, not-for-profit organization offering quality health care coverage to underserved New Yorkers. Affinity is proud to be an approved health plan for NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, and to continue providing programs sponsored by New York State Medicaid managed care and Medicare. Founded in 1986, Affinity serves members in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties. For more information, visit www.affinityplan.org or follow Affinity on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  

SOURCE Affinity Health Plan



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