NYC Medicaid Provider Guidance
February 22, 2014 6:30 AM Subscribe
I can't choose my choice if I don't know what I'm choosing. Can any Mefites provide pros, cons, doctor or nurse names, locale convenience, or any other information or opinions on various healthcare providers in NYC? I was recently awarded New York State of Health full coverage (i.e. Medicaid) due to unemployment. Now I've got to choose a plan, but I have no idea which plan to choose.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm new to NYC and I've never heard of any of the provider choices New York State of Health is offering, nor does anyone I know have any insight. Moreover, health providers appear to work radically differently in New York City, compared to Greater Boston where I lived for some years. Or at least I think they do: In Boston, I had a local clinic, linked to a community hospital for extras, and a major hospital for specialists. It was wonderful. Can anyone describe how it works in Manhattan?
As to my core question, my provider ideal is everybody's ideal: warm, friendly, efficient, well-trained, prevention-oriented health providers, with, preferably, reasonably short wait times. If I can't have that, I'll take the next best thing, whatever it is. So, Mefites, any opinions pro or con on these providers?
Note: If it helps, I'm located on the Lower East Side.
Here's the list:
Healthplus, An Amerigroup Company
MetroPlus Health Plan
Affinity Health Plan
United Health Care Community Plan