NY health exchange gets 174,000 applications - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

NY health exchange gets 174,000 applications

Posted: Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's health exchange has already received 174,000 completed applications for new insurance coverage starting next year, accounting for a large share of initial signups nationally under the Affordable Care Act.

Obama administration officials have said about 500,000 applications have been filed through federal and state exchanges since they launched three weeks ago with some systems plagued by technical problems. But they haven't said how many people have managed to enroll.

In California, officials say 126,000 people have started applications but won't release figures on completed applications or enrollments until mid-November.

New York addressed initial website problems by quadrupling capacity on the marketplace that includes low-cost plans and possible government subsidies. It says Wednesday that 37,030 New Yorkers have completed the process and fully enrolled with individual insurers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:43:41 GMT
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
  • Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:12:36 GMT
    U.S. Army photoU.S. Army photo
    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
  • Harlem politician Basil Paterson dead

    Harlem politician Basil Paterson dead

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:41:03 GMT
    Basil Paterson, the father of former New York Governor David Paterson, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. The trailblazing Democratic politician from Harlem served in the state Senate, as deputy mayor of New York City, as secretary of state of New York and was appointed by the New York Senate as a commissioner of the Port Authority of NY and NJ. In 1970, he ran for lieutenant governor, the second black nominee of a major party for statewide office in New York.
    Basil Paterson, the father of former New York Governor David Paterson, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. The trailblazing Democratic politician from Harlem served in the state Senate, as deputy mayor of New York City, as secretary of state of New York and was appointed by the New York Senate as a commissioner of the Port Authority of NY and NJ. In 1970, he ran for lieutenant governor, the second black nominee of a major party for statewide office in New York.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Children's Museum of Houston recognizes autism awareness with Earth Day event

    Children's Museum of Houston recognizes autism awareness with Earth Day event

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:41:54 GMT
    In recognition of Autism Awareness Month and Earth Day, the Children's Museum of Houston presents Sensory Friendly Day on April 21, which allows children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to visit the facility at their own pace.
    In recognition of Autism Awareness Month and Earth Day, the Children's Museum of Houston presents Sensory Friendly Day on April 21, which allows children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to visit the facility at their own pace.
  • Texas Renaissance Festival announces 1-day sale for discounted tickets

    Texas Renaissance Festival announces 1-day sale for discounted tickets

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:50:39 GMT
    The annual southeast Texas spectacle known as the Texas Renaissance Festival does not begin until Oct. 11, but the event is already making an impact on Twitter with the announcement of a first-of-its-kind one-day sale for discounted admission tickets. Don't forget! May 3rd. 24 hours only. Tickets 9$ $4 for kids. Any day/any weekend. Online only. No limit on how many you can purchase!— Texas RenFest (@texrenfest) April 21, 2014The festival posted the tweet before 8 a.m. Monday on its Twitter ...
    The annual southeast Texas spectacle known as the Texas Renaissance Festival does not begin until Oct. 11, but the event is already making an impact on Twitter with the announcement of a first-of-its-kind one-day sale for discounted admission tickets. Don't forget! May 3rd. 24 hours only. Tickets 9$ $4 for kids. Any day/any weekend. Online only. No limit on how many you can purchase!— Texas RenFest (@texrenfest) April 21, 2014The festival posted the tweet before 8 a.m. Monday on its Twitter ...
  • Artist Paints 30 Dogs in 30 Days for Non Profit

    Artist Paints 30 Dogs in 30 Days for Non Profit

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 08:52:10 GMT
    Artist Leiann Klein is painting 30 dogs in 30 days during the month of April. Each morning she selects a new dog out of hundreds of pictures that have been sent in to paint. The paintings will be auctioned off with half of the proceeds benefiting the rescue organization Operation Pets Alive.
    Artist Leiann Klein is painting 30 dogs in 30 days during the month of April. Each morning she selects a new dog out of hundreds of pictures that have been sent in to paint. The paintings will be auctioned off with half of the proceeds benefiting the rescue organization Operation Pets Alive.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices