New York’s health exchange last month released a 230-page list of so-called “navigators,” places where New Yorkers can go at specific times to get help with enrolling for health insurance.
But in New York City, it appears some of the sites were inadvertently listed—like a cupcake store in Brooklyn, a car service in Brooklyn and a pharmacy in Manhattan.
The state Health Department recognized the error and will be out soon with a new list, reports DNAinfo New York.
“That is not the correct list,” said Jeffrey Hammond, a spokesman for the health department, told the website. “That’s something we’re looking into. We can’t tell you anything more about this.”
There was no immediate comment from the health department today on how many of the hundreds of “navigator” locations are incorrect and whether it was more widespread than just in New York City. The list does note that it was “subject to change” and to “please call agency to confirm.”
The Health Department said last week that 174,000 New Yorkers have applied for health insurance through the exchange program, and 37,030 have fully enrolled. But two-thirds of those were determined to be eligible for taxpayer-funded Medicaid, not a private insurer.
Here’s the navigator list, which includes the mistakes, that the health department put out last month: