Events Calendar http://www.nysenate.gov/committee/Health%20/events/2014-01 en New York State of Health: A Discussion on Implementation http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2014/jan/13/new-york-state-health-discussion-implementation <span style="font-weight: bold;">Senate Standing Committee on Health</span><br> <strong>Chair: </strong>Senator Kemp Hannon<br> <strong>Public Hearing: </strong>New York State of Health: A Discussion on Implementation<br> <strong>Place:</strong> Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany,<br> New York<br> <strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 A.M.<br> <strong>Contact:</strong> Kristin Sinclair&nbsp;(518) 455-2200:<br> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Phil Hecken (518) 455-2200<br> <strong><em>ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY<!--break--><br> </em></strong> <p><strong>SUBJECT:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New York State of Health: A discussion on implementation.</p> <p><strong>PURPOSE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>To hear from stakeholders on the implementation of the New York State Health Insurance Exchange (New York State of Health), to discuss the impact federal health care reform is having on insured individuals, families and small businesses, and to explore possible state options for providing assistance to those affected.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Monday, January 13</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>10:00 A.M.</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Hearing Room B</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Legislative Office Building</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Albany, NY</strong></p> <p>Senator Kemp Hannon, &nbsp;Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Health and Senator James L. Seward, &nbsp;Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Insurance, will be holding a public hearing to examine the readiness of the New York State of Health and to explore how federal health care reform is affecting insured New Yorkers.</p> <p>The New York State Health Benefit Exchange was established in April 2012 pursuant to Executive Order #42.&nbsp; New York was one of 15 states to receive federal funding to implement a state-based exchange and began accepting enrollments via its web-based portal on October 1, 2013. &nbsp;The state has had a steady stream of people signing up for private insurance and newly enrolling in Medicaid effective January 1, 2014.</p> <p>This hearing will be an opportunity for the committees and the public to hear from stakeholders about their experiences with the exchange and any areas of concern.&nbsp; In addition, the committees are interested in exploring how previously insured New Yorkers are being affected by federal health care reform and what efforts the state may be able to take to assist them.&nbsp; Areas to be explored will include:</p> <ul> <li>Demographics on individuals and families who have enrolled in private plans through the exchange or who have been enrolled in Medicaid and other governmental plans;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Information on the SHOP Exchange, including current enrollment, how many are expected to register, and how that compares to earlier projections;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The administration’s decision not to allow individuals to keep their existing insurance for one more year and whether insurers’ can offer this federal option if they choose;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The availability, training, and use of navigators and application counselors;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The impact federal health care reform has had on insurance agents and brokers and their experiences dealing with the exchange;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The effects on individuals, sole proprietors, and small businesses that are losing insurance because of federal health care reform and facing higher premiums, larger deductibles, smaller networks, and no out-of-network coverage;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The effects on organizations that had traditionally provided health insurance coverage to their members prior to health care reform, including chambers of commerce and the freelancers union;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The security of consumer information in the exchange;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The adequacy of networks, access to out-of-network services both inside and outside of the exchange, and efforts to ensure the state has sufficient primary care.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Oral testimony is by invitation only and will be limited to 10 minutes in duration followed by questions from the committee members.&nbsp; Twenty copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk.&nbsp; Written testimony is welcome and may be mailed or emailed to the Chairs.&nbsp;</p> <p>In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Senate, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities.&nbsp; For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Senate facilities and activities.</p> <p align="center"><strong>New York State Senate Standing Committee on Health</strong></p> <p align="center">Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair</p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;New York State Standing Committee on Insurance</strong></p> <p align="center">Senator James L. Seward, Chair</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;"><!--break--></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong></strong></span></p> <h2>SWIDLER PROPOSAL</h2> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee on Health 5/21/2013</span> -&nbsp;<a style="font-size: 16px;" href="http://www.nysenate.gov/files/Swidler%20Presentation%5B1%5D.pptx">PowerPoint</a><span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;|&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 16px;" href="http://www.nysenate.gov/files/Swidler%20Presentation%5B1%5D.pdf">PDF</a><br> </strong>Robert N. Swidler - S.5321 (Sen. Hannon) - Technical, clarifying and coordinating amendments to the statutory provisions governing health care decisions on behalf of patients unable to decide about treatment for themselves.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">S.5321 Annotated Swidler Presentation</span>&nbsp;-&nbsp;</strong><a style="font-size: 16px;" href="http://www.nysenate.gov/files/S.5321%20Annotated%20Swidler%20Presentation%5B2%5D.pptx">PowerPoint</a> | <a style="font-size: 16px;" href="http://www.nysenate.gov/files/S.5321%20Annotated%20Swidler%20Presentation.pdf">PDF</a></p> <p></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Video</span></strong></p> <p><object height="315" width="420"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/VyAmLBxhJME?hl=en_US&amp;version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="//www.youtube.com/v/VyAmLBxhJME?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="315" width="420"></object></p> <p style="text-align: center;">_____________________________________________________________________</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <h2>MEDICAID REDESIGN TEAM UPDATE &nbsp;08/05/2013 &nbsp;- &nbsp;</h2> <p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/files/Health%20Forum-Long%20Island%20%20%288-5-13%29.pptx">PowerPoint </a>| <a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/files/Health%20Forum-Long%20Island%20%20%288-5-13%29.pdf">PDF</a></span></p> <p>NYS Senator Kemp Hannon hosts Jason A. Helgerson, Medicaid Director, NYS Department of Health on Medicaid Redesign in New York State</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Video</strong></span></p> <p><object height="315" width="560"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/cv2F_IlNFx8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="//www.youtube.com/v/cv2F_IlNFx8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="315" width="420"></object></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-information"><legend>Related information</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-committee"> <div class="field-label">Committee:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/committee/health">Health </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-senator"> <div 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