Success Stories

We love to share the stories that we hear every day about how obtaining health insurance made a difference in people’s lives.

Please share your story! We’d love to hear from you.

Family Loses Medicaid Coverage – The New Essential Plan Saves the Day

May 13, 2016

A modest income raise wreaked havoc with a Clinton County family’s health insurance. Karrieann S. and her family were covered for a number of years by Medicaid Managed Care until ... Read more >>

Child Health Plus Saved Family Changed by Epilepsy

March 8, 2016

Kye was a healthy, active, typical nine-year old when everything changed for him and his family one morning. “His brother heard him having convulsions,” said his mom, Kerri. “I found ... Read more >>

Clinton County Mom’s Success Story: Child Health Plus

December 31, 2015

Two-year old Colten Patnode of Clinton County suffered from painful ear infections most of his young life. Without health insurance, “we would sit in the ER for hours just for ... Read more >>

EASE Story – Ashley S.

July 2, 2015

Living on a tight budget can be a challenge, especially if it means choosing between carrying health insurance and paying for everyday living expenses. Ashley S., a resident of Essex ... Read more >>

EASE Story – Erin M.

July 2, 2015

With four young children at home, including a chronically-ill daughter who needs infusions every eight weeks, it was essential for Erin M. a resident of Franklin County, NY, to get ... Read more >>

EASE Story – Sharon P.

July 2, 2015

While having a routine procedure done at Glens Falls Hospital, medical staff noted small business owner Sharon P. from Schroon Lake, NY, lacked health insurance. “I told them that we ... Read more >>

Dr. Rugge Patient Story

June 19, 2015

John Rugge, MD, is not only the founding Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Headwaters Health Network, he is a family practitioner. He told this story at a recent EASE event… “My patient is ... Read more >>

EASE Story – Leon R.

June 10, 2015

After being involved in a horrific motorcycle accident in 1989, Leon R. of Pottersville became limited in the types of jobs he could perform. Many of his subsequent jobs, including ... Read more >>

EASE Story – Jessica B.

June 10, 2015

Despite owning a logging business in Brant Lake, Jessica B. and her husband never had health insurance. With four young children, just the thought of a possible worksite accident began ... Read more >>