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Congresswoman Clarke Celebrates Success of New York State of Health

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement to celebrate the enrollment of more than 700,000 New York State residents in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, and to remind anyone interested in purchasing comprehensive health insurance to complete an application by the deadline of March 31, 2014.
New York State of Health, the marketplace established by state officials with support from the federal government, has been especially successful in enrolling people in health insurance plans, more than seventy percent of whom were previously uninsured. In honor of this achievement, the Citizens Budget Commission has awarded New York State of Health its 2014 CBC Prize for Public Service for innovation in the delivery of public services.
“The dedicated women and men of New York State of Health already have an extraordinary record of success, facilitating hundreds of thousands of people here in Brooklyn and around New York State to access high-quality health care at an affordable cost,” said Congresswoman Clarke. “When we enacted the Affordable Care Act, we understood that success would depend on collaboration between federal and state officials, non-profit organizations, and on the participation of the people themselves. We are fortunate to have public officials with the required dedication – not to mention creativity – to design a program that works, and will continue to work in the future, providing residents of New York State with better health care and lower costs.”

To learn more about your choices for health insurance, visit New York State of Health either online at or by calling at 1-855-355-5777.

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.