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Is The NY Essential Plan Medicaid?

The Essential Plan and Medicaid have different eligibility and income requirements. Generally, you have to have a more restricted income in order to qualify for Medicaid. You also have to meet a few more eligibility requirements.

The Essential Plan and Medicaid are different programs, so they cover different services differently. But, in general, both the Essential Plan and Medicaid are designed to cover common health care services.

The Essential Plan basically helps fill the gap between Medicaid and private insurance (the kind you buy on the marketplace or get through work, for example).

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last updated: March 20, 2024

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