However, Medicaid is more than a backstop against financial loss – it’s a smart investment that keeps our communities healthy and productive. Healthy children covered through Medicaid or CHP mean moms and dads take fewer days off work to care for them when sick. Working adults with low incomes covered through these programs have fewer sick days, and fewer days when they show up to work but perform at a lower level because they’re “toughing out” an illness.
Medicaid also supports jobs here in New York. We at YourCare Health Plan employ 200 full-time employees, and support the work of 10,000 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers in our network. Medicaid is a vital linchpin of our community here in the cities of Rochester, Buffalo, and the surrounding counties -- and we at YourCare Health Plan, a Monroe Plan Company, have been proud of the role we’ve played for the last 46 years in coordinating care and maximizing the resources entrusted to us, so as to deliver the best care possible for the thousands whom we serve.
YourCare Health Plan will continue to work to assure that all of our members receive the best possible care – we’ll achieve that through one-of-a-kind support systems, through innovation, or through finding ways to maximize our limited resources. Our number one priority is putting our members first. It is our differentiator, and it is our defining quality.
From all of us at YourCare, congratulations to the SOPHi Award recipients.