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Daily News Guide To Affordable Care Act, Part Iii: Some New York

With a subsidy of about $266, the couple is now paying around $505 a month for a silver-tier plan. "I hope to get to the point where we don't need a subsidy, but it allows us to get great health insurance that gives us comprehensive coverage," Barton said. "It's a great feeling that getting sick will not completely wreck us." --- Richard Harbus/for New York Daily News Margaret Wright struggled to work out if she was eligible for Medicaid, but a state-certified volunteer counselor put her on the right track. Margaret Wright, 62, retired hospital worker, South Bronx Sometimes connecting to the right help can make all the difference in navigating the health insurance exchange. Last May, Margaret Wright retired from her job with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. Suddenly, after three decades, she was uninsured. <br> Daily News Guide to Affordable Care Act, Part III: Some New Yorkers are unhappy with health insurance changes

Health minister: Action will have to wait for German Committee makes recommendation

German told the National Health Council, however, that no real solutions can be found until the end of May or June, when the German Committee to Improve the Public Health System are presented. The council, which was established by the National Health Insurance Law nearly 20 years ago and is comprised of leaders of the health system, was called to the ministrys Jerusalem headquarters to discuss severe deficits in the four public health funds -- Clalit Health Services, Maccabi Health Services, Kupat Holim Meuhedet and Kupat Holim Leumit. Related: Health Ministry report: More pharmacists, psychologists but less doctors Clalit director-general Eli Depes said that the queues for care in the clinic and in hospital diagnostic institutes, surgical theaters and outpatient clinics have lengthened, and care is less accessible to the average patient. Every once in a while, the state gives us some money to close deficit, and then they return. The health system needs realistic funding, he said. Israel Medical Association chairman Dr. <br> Health minister: Action will have to wait for German Committee makes recommendation

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