senate Bill S2370

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York health plan and makes an appropriation to the temporary commission on implementation of the plan

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Mar 18, 2009 committee discharged and committed to health
Feb 19, 2009 referred to finance

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S2370 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2356
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 50 §§5000 - 5003 to be Art 80 §§8000 - 8003, add Art 51 §§5100 - 5110, Pub Health L; add §89-h, St Fin L; add Art 35 §§1650 - 1652, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5425
2013-2014: S2078

S2370 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York State Health Plan, a comprehensive system of access to health insurance for New York state residents: provides for administrative structure of the plan, including its status as a public benefit corporation; provides for powers and duties of the governing board, the scope of benefits, payment mechanisms and cost controls; establishes the New York Health Trust Fund which would hold monies from a variety of sources to be used solely to finance the plan; establishes a mechanism to collect plan premium payments (an 8% employer premium and a 2% employee payroll premium, which may be paid by an employer, plus a 9% premium payment on self-employment income) (view more) establishes a temporary commission on implementation of the plan and makes a $500,000 appropriation therefor; and directs the superintendent of insurance to examine the premium rate structure for insurance underwritten in the state and to identify that portion of premiums which are attributable to health care expenditures due to implementation of the plan.

S2370 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2370 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2370

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SCHNEIDERMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the state finance law and the tax
  law, in relation to the establishment of the New York health plan  and
  making  an appropriation to the temporary commission on implementation
  of the New York health plan and providing for the  repeal  of  certain
  provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Article 50 and sections 5000, 5001, 5002 and  5003  of  the
public  health  law  are  renumbered article 80 and sections 8000, 8001,
8002 and 8003 and a new article 51 is added to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 51
                          NEW YORK HEALTH PLAN
SECTION 5100. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        5101. SHORT TITLE.
        5102. DEFINITIONS.
        5103. PLAN CREATED.
        5104. BOARD OF GOVERNORS.
        5105. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD.
        5106. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
        5107. PLAN ELIGIBILITY.
        5108. PLAN BENEFITS.
        5109. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES.
        5110. OUT-OF-STATE PARTICIPATION AND PAYMENTS.
  S 5100. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES  THAT
ALL  RESIDENTS  OF  THE  STATE  OF  NEW  YORK  HAVE  THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
SERVICES, YET AN INCREASING NUMBER OF NEW YORKERS ARE UNABLE TO EXERCISE
THIS RIGHT BECAUSE OF A LACK OF HEALTH COVERAGE. NEW YORKERS HAVE  EXPE-
RIENCED  A  RAPID  RISE IN THE COST OF HEALTH CARE IN RECENT YEARS. THIS
INCREASE HAS RESULTED IN A LARGE NUMBER OF  PEOPLE    WHO  HAVE  HAD  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00361-01-9

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