A coronaviruses first hit New York City in 2015, spreading through the region, killing nearly 500 people, most of them elderly.
But the pandemic was a one-off.
Over the next several years, businesses across the country and across the world were hit by more severe and more frequent coronaviral illnesses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in November 2016 that New York would be the second-most-affected city in the country after Miami, with 4,000 deaths per month.
The city was also home to the world’s largest health insurance exchange.
But it wasn’t until January, 2017, that the New York state Department of Health announced that it would begin the process of merging all the state’s health care providers under one umbrella, the NY-Health Network.
This came as a surprise to many New Yorkers, as the state had already merged the hospitals and primary care providers into the NYHCA, and had already taken the steps necessary to protect its residents from further complications.
New York’s state legislature has been trying to do exactly that for some time.
This past summer, the state legislature passed the “Coronavirus Protection Act” which would create the NYHealth Network to better protect the people of New York.
But in the months leading up to the bill’s signing into law, some politicians were calling for the merger to be delayed until after the state election.
“I don’t want to delay the coronavides coronavid, but we should at least be doing it before the elections,” said New York State Assemblyman Joe Borelli, a Democrat from Queens.
New Yorkers and doctors who have been calling for an end to the merger have been pushing for months to push for an additional delay.
Now, they are finally getting what they want.
The merger of the state and its health care systems was meant to ensure New Yorkers had access to health care in a safe and timely manner, but some New Yorkers are worried about what that means for the state.
“There is no reason why New York can’t have a single, nationwide health insurance network,” said David Stumpf, president of the New England Medical Association.
“The state needs to get a unified system that provides a level playing field, so that people who are uninsured can have access to care, and the state needs health insurance to make sure people can get the care they need.”
A New York health insurance program was established for those who could afford it in 2014, and many people are currently enrolled in the state-run exchange.
The NYHDA is a joint venture between the New Jersey Department of Insurance, which manages the NYMEX and the NYHA, and a partnership of four state insurance companies.
Under the NYMHDA, insurers are allowed to offer plans in some areas of the country, but they must have enough enrollees to cover all costs and maintain their eligibility to receive coverage.
But with the coronovirus pandemics, the health insurance market has been particularly hard hit.
“For the past five years, we’ve seen a lot of volatility and a lot more disruption than we would have anticipated,” said Dr. Peter A. Brown, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut Medical Center.
“We were just trying to provide care to people with basic necessities.
We were not focusing on high-cost, high-risk patients that we know are going to be impacted by the coronivirus pandemaker.”
Brown has been advocating for an extension of the coronvirus protections.
“If we can just get the coronaves back in place, we can be able to stabilize the market,” he said.
But New York has long been a market that has been left behind by its health insurance system.
The state has long struggled to offer quality health care for its residents.
New Jersey’s exchange, the BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey, is one of the states that has had the lowest rates of enrollees, and its enrollees were the least healthy.
But for many people, it has been the only option for health care, according to the American Academy of Actuaries.
“When you have high-income people, you have the opportunity to choose a different provider, so they don’t have to choose between a hospital and an out-of-network provider,” said Brown.
“You can choose to go out-patients, you can choose out-in-patient services, or you can go to a hospital that you can’t get in your area.
That’s the choice that a lot, if not all, people make.”
The health insurance company that serves New Yorkers with the most coverage is BlueCross.
It has a network of hospitals in every state.
But a major issue for many of these people is the fact that the insurance company does not cover their primary care physician, or do they pay for it themselves