senate Bill S3525A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York Health plan

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2016 print number 3525a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Feb 11, 2015 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

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S3525 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5062A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 50 §§5000 - 5003 to be Art 80 §§8000 - 8003, add Art 51 §§5100 - 5111, Art 49 Title 3 §§4920 - 4927, amd §270, Pub Health L; add §89-i, St Fin L

S3525 - 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 (view more) enacts provisions relating to financing of New York Health, including a payroll assessment, similar to the Medicare tax; establishes a temporary commission on implementation of the plan; provides for collective negotiations by health care providers with New York Health.

S3525 - Sponsor Memo

S3525 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3525

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN, ESPAILLAT,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON,   HOYLMAN,  KRUEGER,  LATIMER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,
  PERALTA, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SANDERS, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- 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 enacting the "New York health act" and 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.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York health act".
  S 2. 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.    While  the  federal
Affordable  Care Act brought many improvements in health care and health
coverage, it still leaves many New  Yorkers  without  coverage  or  with
inadequate  coverage.  New  Yorkers  -  as  individuals,  employers, and
taxpayers - have experienced a rise in  the  cost  of  health  care  and
coverage  in  recent  years,  including rising premiums, deductibles and
co-pays, restricted provider networks and high  out-of-network  charges.
Businesses  have  also experienced increases in the costs of health care
benefits for their employees, and many employers are shifting  a  larger
share  of  the  cost of coverage to their employees or dropping coverage
entirely.  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07764-02-5

Co-Sponsors

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S3525A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5062A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 50 §§5000 - 5003 to be Art 80 §§8000 - 8003, add Art 51 §§5100 - 5111, Art 49 Title 3 §§4920 - 4927, amd §270, Pub Health L; add §89-i, St Fin L

S3525A (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 (view more) enacts provisions relating to financing of New York Health, including a payroll assessment, similar to the Medicare tax; establishes a temporary commission on implementation of the plan; provides for collective negotiations by health care providers with New York Health.

S3525A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3525A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3525--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, COMRIE, DILAN,
  ESPAILLAT,  HAMILTON,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,  KRUEGER,  LATIMER,
  MONTGOMERY,  PANEPINTO,  PARKER,  PERALTA,  PERSAUD,  RIVERA, SANDERS,
  SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
  relation to enacting the "New York health act" and 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. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York health act".
  S  2.  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.  While the federal
Affordable Care Act brought many improvements in health care and  health
coverage,  it  still  leaves  many  New Yorkers without coverage or with
inadequate coverage.  New  Yorkers  -  as  individuals,  employers,  and
taxpayers  -  have  experienced  a  rise  in the cost of health care and
coverage in recent years, including  rising  premiums,  deductibles  and
co-pays,  restricted  provider networks and high out-of-network charges.
Businesses have also experienced increases in the costs of  health  care
benefits  for  their employees, and many employers are shifting a larger
share of the cost of coverage to their employees  or  dropping  coverage
entirely.   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

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