Fighting Poverty, Strengthening New York - A podcast from the Community Service Society
About This Show
Fighting Poverty, Strengthening New York, is a monthly podcast that explores the diverse work done at the Community Service Society (www.cssny.org).
In each episode, we dive into an issue affecting low-income New Yorkers in areas such as affordable housing, healthcare, and economic security. We we head into the field to hear from those affected, and from CSS staff striving to make NYC a more equitable and just city.
Most Recent Episode
Bridging the affordability gap: New York’s low-cost health plan takes off
What happens when you can’t afford health care, but make too much to qualify for help?
In our latest podcast you’ll meet Diane, who found herself in exactly this situation. After struggling financially while caring for her ailing father, Diane got a new job and was just beginning to make ends meet—only to find her own health coverage suddenly out of reach. The problem? She now earned too much to remain eligible for Medicaid, but nowhere near enough to pay for private insurance, even with subsidies. Said Diane: “Was I going to give up a job to keep my health benefits?”
That’s when she contacted CSS, and discovered New York’s Essential Plan