senate Bill S3577

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York Health plan

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 11, 2019 referred to health

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S3577 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5248
Current Committee:
Senate Health
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 - 4928, amd §270, Pub Health L; add §89-j, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3525, A5062
2017-2018: S4371, S4840, A4738

S3577 (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.

S3577 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3577 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3577

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA, RAMOS, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI,
  BRESLIN,  CARLUCCI,  COMRIE,  HARCKHAM,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAVANAGH,
  KRUEGER, MAY, MONTGOMERY, MYRIE, PERSAUD, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA,
  SERRANO  --  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".
  §  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, §3.) 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.  Millions of New Yorkers do not get the health care
they need or face financial obstacles and hardships to get it.  That  is
not  acceptable.    There  is no plan other than the New York health act
that will enable New York state to meet that need.   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.  Busi-
nesses have also experienced increases in the costs of health care bene-

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

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