senate Bill S4840A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York Health plan

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Health Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 02, 2018 print number 4840a
Feb 02, 2018 amend and recommit to health
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Mar 03, 2017 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

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S4840 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4738A
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
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S3525A, A5062A

S4840 - 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.

S4840 - Sponsor Memo

S4840 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4840

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, ADDABBO, ALCANTARA, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BROOKS,
  COMRIE,  DILAN, GIANARIS, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY, KRUEG-
  ER, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERSAUD,  SANDERS,  SERRANO,
  SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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.
                                                           LBD09305-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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S4840A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4738A
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
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S3525A, A5062A

S4840A (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.

S4840A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4840A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4840--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, ADDABBO, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, BAILEY, BENJA-
  MIN, BRESLIN, BROOKS, CARLUCCI,  COMRIE,  DILAN,  GIANARIS,  HAMILTON,
  HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERAL-
  TA,  PERSAUD,  SANDERS,  SAVINO,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS,
  VALESKY -- 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.
Many New Yorkers go without health care because they cannot afford it or
suffer  financial  hardship to get it.  Businesses have also experienced

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09305-05-8

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