Rural Broome Counts Final Report

The Rural Broome Counts Final Report is available online.
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Rural Broome Counts Final Report

Rural Health Service Corps is recruiting NOW!

Health Care Access Advocate position

Health Care Access Advocate
with Rural Health Network of SCNY (Whitney Point, NY) /
SUNY Upstate Clinical Campus Free Clinic (Binghamton, NY):

The Health Care Access Advocate (HCAA) will serve as a link between community members and needed health services and benefits. The HCAA will offer information and referrals, along with education, to uninsured/under-insured individuals and families in need of health insurance, free/low cost prescriptions to help manage chronic health conditions, vision or dental services, and transportation. The HCAA will pre-screen individuals for assistance programs, and will provide referrals to appropriate services.

In addition, the HCAA will participate in community outreach activities, including attending health fairs and community events, to increase awareness of available community health services. Two days (Wednesday & Thursday) will be spent in Binghamton with The SUNY Upstate Clinical Campus and Free Clinic. Must be available Thursday evenings. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday will be spent in Whitney Point.

To apply for a Rural Health Service Corps - AmeriCorps position, visit Rural Health Service Corps homepage or application.

New York State of Health

The second open-enrollment period to select a health insurance plan ended on February 15, 2015. If you missed the open enrollment period for New York State of Health, the official health plan Marketplace, a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is available. Families who had to pay a federal penalty for 2014 and were not aware or had not understood that they would incur a penalty may be able to enroll during the SEP. Those who are eligible to enroll during the SEP must do so by April 30, 2015.

Uninsured Americans (for 2015) will be penalized $325 per person or 2% of their household income, whichever is higher. Households will be penalized for uninsured children (under age 18) at half the adult rate ($162.50). The maximum dollar amount an uninsured family can be penalized is $975.

Quick Facts

  • Those who qualify for Medicaid or Child Health plus can enroll throughout the year.
  • Please note: If you experience a qualifying life event, you can enroll in private insurance outside the open enrollment period.
    • A list of qualifying life events can be found here
  • Please call the Rural Health Network of South Central NY at 607-692-7669 if you have any questions about health insurance or would like to shop, compare, and enroll at our Whitney Point office.

Upcoming Living Healthy Workshops

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
  • Thursdays, October 8 - November 12, 2015 (six sessions)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Tioga Opportunities, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, NY
  • Call Rural Health Network of SCNY to register: 692-7669
  • Click here to view the program flyer.

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