senate Bill S2078A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York Health plan

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Apr 16, 2013 print number 2078a
amend and recommit to health
Mar 19, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 10, 2013 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

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S2078 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5389A
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 50 §§5000 - 5003 to be Art 80 §§8000 - 8003, add Art 51 §§5100 - 5110, add Art 49 Title 3 §§4920 - 4927, amd §270, Pub Health L; add §89-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5425A, A7860A
2009-2010: S2370, A2356

S2078 - Summary

Establishes the New York Health program, a comprehensive system of access to health insurance for New York state residents: provides for administrative structure of the plan; provides for powers and duties of the board of trustees, the scope of benefits, payment methodologies and care coordination; establishes the New York Health Trust Fund which would hold monies from a variety of sources to be used solely to finance the plan; enacts provisions relating to financing of New York Health, including a payroll assessment, similar to the Medicare tax (view more) establishes a temporary commission on implementation of the plan; provides for collective negotiations by health care providers with New York Health.

S2078 - Sponsor Memo

S2078 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2078

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
  relation to establishing New York Health

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. 1. The state  constitution
states:  "The  protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants
of the state are matters of public concern and provision therefor  shall
be made by the state and by such of its subdivisions and in such manner,
and by such means as the legislature shall from time to time determine."
(Article  XVII,  S3.)  The legislature finds and declares that all resi-
dents of the state have the right to health care. New Yorkers - as indi-
viduals, employers, and taxpayers - have experienced a rapid rise in the
cost of health care and coverage in  recent  years.  This  increase  has
resulted in a large number of people without health coverage. Businesses
have  also  experienced  extraordinary  increases in the costs of health
care benefits for their employees. An unacceptable number of New Yorkers
have no health coverage, and many more are severely underinsured. Health
care providers are also affected by inadequate health  coverage  in  New
York  state.  A  large portion of voluntary and public hospitals, health
centers and other providers now experience substantial losses due to the
provision of care that is uncompensated.  Individuals  often  find  that
they  are deprived of affordable care and choice because of decisions by
health plans guided by the  plan's  economic  needs  rather  than  their
health  care  needs. To address the fiscal crisis facing the health care
system and the state and to assure New Yorkers can exercise their  right
to  health  care,  affordable  and comprehensive health coverage must be
provided. Pursuant to the state constitution's charge to the legislature
to provide for the health of New Yorkers, this legislation is an  enact-
ment  of  state  concern for the purpose of establishing a comprehensive

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01606-01-3

Co-Sponsors

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S2078A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5389A
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 50 §§5000 - 5003 to be Art 80 §§8000 - 8003, add Art 51 §§5100 - 5110, add Art 49 Title 3 §§4920 - 4927, amd §270, Pub Health L; add §89-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5425A, A7860A
2009-2010: S2370, A2356

S2078A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the New York Health program, a comprehensive system of access to health insurance for New York state residents: provides for administrative structure of the plan; provides for powers and duties of the board of trustees, the scope of benefits, payment methodologies and care coordination; establishes the New York Health Trust Fund which would hold monies from a variety of sources to be used solely to finance the plan; enacts provisions relating to financing of New York Health, including a payroll assessment, similar to the Medicare tax (view more) establishes a temporary commission on implementation of the plan; provides for collective negotiations by health care providers with New York Health.

S2078A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2078A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2078--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERKINS, AVELLA, BRESLIN, ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMP-
  SON, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,  PERALTA,  RIVERA,
  SAMPSON, SERRANO, STAVISKY, TKACZYK -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
  relation to establishing New York Health

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. 1. The state  constitution
states:  "The  protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants
of the state are matters of public concern and provision therefor  shall
be made by the state and by such of its subdivisions and in such manner,
and by such means as the legislature shall from time to time determine."
(Article  XVII,  S3.)  The legislature finds and declares that all resi-
dents of the state have the right to health care. New Yorkers - as indi-
viduals, employers, and taxpayers - have experienced a rapid rise in the
cost of health care and coverage in  recent  years.  This  increase  has
resulted in a large number of people without health coverage. Businesses
have  also  experienced  extraordinary  increases in the costs of health
care benefits for their employees. An unacceptable number of New Yorkers
have no health coverage, and many more are severely underinsured. Health
care providers are also affected by inadequate health  coverage  in  New
York  state.  A  large portion of voluntary and public hospitals, health
centers and other providers now experience substantial losses due to the
provision of care that is uncompensated.  Individuals  often  find  that
they  are deprived of affordable care and choice because of decisions by
health plans guided by the  plan's  economic  needs  rather  than  their
health  care  needs. To address the fiscal crisis facing the health care
system and the state and to assure New Yorkers can exercise their  right

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01606-03-3

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