A health-care program NYC must save – New York Daily News

Between 1998 and 2010, New York City funded its own City-wide consumer assistance program called the Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program — a model adopted for the nation under the ACA, but then opposed by the Republicans during their anti-ACA wars. The program assisted the city’s most vulnerable populations, who struggle to navigate complex coverage rules, complaints and appeals processes, and medical bills by themselves. MCCAP served around 140,000 residents with all types of insurance coverage, in all five boroughs, offering services in 10 different languages, through a grassroots collaboration of 26 community-based organizations administered by the Community Service Society of New York.