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City cancer patients losing Health Republic insurance to continue treatment

The city's 114 cancer patients with Health Republic insurance can continue treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
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Cancer patients who are losing their statehealth insurance at the month will have continued coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the city and hospital announced on Wednesday.

The state's largest co-op,Health Republic is folding at the end of the month, and the 114 cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering will receive continued treatment under the city's MetroPlus plan.

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“The collapse of Health Republic left many New Yorkers scrambling to find new coverage and providers — today’s deal ensures that the most vulnerable of this group continue to receive high-quality treatment,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “I thank NYC Health and Hospitals for its leadership and Memorial Sloan Kettering for agreeing to work with MetroPlus.”

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Health Republic, set up by the Affordable Care Act, has 200,000 customers. The state is investigating the collapse.

 
 
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