assembly Bill A4738

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York Health plan

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 24, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.946
May 22, 2018 reported
Apr 17, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 13, 2018 reported referred to codes
Feb 02, 2018 print number 4738a
Feb 02, 2018 amend and recommit to health
Jan 09, 2018 committed to health
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.338
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 16, 2017 referred to health
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 11, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.341
May 09, 2017 reported
Mar 01, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 14, 2017 reported referred to codes
Feb 03, 2017 referred to health

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A4738 - Details

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:
A5062A

A4738 - 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.

A4738 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4738

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, BARRON, BENEDETTO, BICHOTTE,
  BLAKE,  BRONSON,  CARROLL,  COLTON,  COOK,  CRESPO, CYMBROWITZ, DILAN,
  DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, GANTT, GJONAJ, HIKIND, HUNTER, HYNDMAN, JAFFEE,
  JENNE,  JOYNER,  KAVANAGH,  KIM,  LAVINE,  LIFTON,   LUPARDO,   MAYER,
  M. G. MILLER,  MOSLEY,  MOYA, PAULIN, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PICHARDO,
  RAMOS, RICHARDSON, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, ROSENTHAL, SEAWRIGHT, SEPULVEDA,
  SIMOTAS, STECK, STIRPE,  THIELE,  TITONE,  TITUS,  WALKER,  WEINSTEIN,
  WEPRIN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. ABBATE, ARROYO, AUBRY,
  CAHILL, DAVILA, FAHY, FARRELL, GLICK, GUNTHER, HOOPER, LENTOL,  MAGEE,
  MAGNARELLI, O'DONNELL, ORTIZ, PRETLOW, QUART, ROZIC, SIMON, SKARTADOS,
  SOLAGES -- read once and referred 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09305-01-7

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A4738A (ACTIVE) - Details

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:
A5062A

A4738A (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.

A4738A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4738--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, BARRON, BENEDETTO, BICHOTTE,
  BLAKE,  BRONSON,  CARROLL,  COLTON,  COOK,  CRESPO, CYMBROWITZ, DILAN,
  DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, GANTT, HIKIND, HUNTER, HYNDMAN, JAFFEE,  JENNE,
  JOYNER,  KIM,  LAVINE,  LIFTON,  LUPARDO, MAYER, M. G. MILLER, MOSLEY,
  PAULIN, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PICHARDO,  RAMOS,  RICHARDSON,  RIVERA,
  RODRIGUEZ, L. ROSENTHAL, SEAWRIGHT, SEPULVEDA, SIMOTAS, STECK, STIRPE,
  THIELE,  TITONE, TITUS, WALKER, WEINSTEIN, WEPRIN, DE LA ROSA, D'URSO,
  JEAN-PIERRE,  WRIGHT,  HARRIS,  WILLIAMS,  VANEL,  SOLAGES,   WALLACE,
  BARRETT,  PHEFFER AMATO,  NIOU,  ORTIZ, DICKENS, TAYLOR -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M.  of A. ABBATE, ARROYO,  AUBRY,  CAHILL,  DAVILA,  FAHY,
  GLICK, GUNTHER, HOOPER, LENTOL, MAGEE, MAGNARELLI, O'DONNELL, PRETLOW,
  QUART,  ROZIC,  SIMON,  SKARTADOS  --  read  once  and referred to the
  Committee on Health -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Health  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

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

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