The White House is touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act as it fends off a possible legislative repeal.
The Obama administration has released a 51-page report detailing the possible effects of repealing the president's signature law state by state.
The report says that nearly 2 million New Yorkers without insurance can now get health coverage, either through Medicaid or private plans sold in the online marketplace.
It also says that more than 8.5 million New Yorkers with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage or charged higher prices.
The release comes in response to the Republican-introduced American Health Care Reform Act, a measure that would repeal and replace the existing health law.
"It doesn't make sense to me that Republicans going into an election year would support a piece of legislation that would allow people to go back to being discriminated against because they have a pre-existing condition like asthma or diabetes," said White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
The repeal attempt is bound to be the focus of many campaigns for the 2014 midterm elections.
The GOP-led House has voted at least 40 times to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.