Medicaid enrollment can be a daunting process for many people—both U.S.-born New Yorkers and those who are foreign-born.
Job loss during the covid pandemic skyrocketed for all workers, yet for immigrants the unemployment rate spiked far higher than for U.S.-born workers.
Implementation of the Excluded Worker Fund went smoothly and reached 130,000 New Yorkers. Read about lessons for other states…and reasons to replenish the fund.
In April 2021 New York’s governor and legislature included in the state budget a groundbreaking program to ensure that all New York workers had some form of unemployment compensation during the Covid recession.