Statement by Paul Macielak, NYHPA President & CEO


“We believe most — if not all — these coverage requirements exist in current law or regulation, so we
do not understand the ‘emergency’ here.

“There are issues about the legality and timing of the directive to ban plans that don’t participate on the
exchange from the Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Essential Plan markets, and the impact it might have
on the overall marketplace in New York.

“In many ways, the governor’s press release has the potential to create more uncertainty for plans than
the uncertainty of the proposals being discussed in Washington.”