senate Bill S3900

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for health care services under the basic health program for individuals whose immigration status renders him or her ineligible for federal financial participation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 21, 2019 referred to health

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S3900 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5974
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §369-gg, Art 5 Title 11-D Head, Soc Serv L

S3900 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides eligibility for services under the basic health program for individuals whose immigration status renders him or her ineligible for federal financial participation and who meet additional requirements.

S3900 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3900 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3900

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  coverage  for
  health  care  services  under the basic health program for individuals
  whose immigration status renders him or  her  ineligible  for  federal
  financial participation

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

  Section 1. Section 369-gg of the social services  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. ALTERNATE ELIGIBILITY. A PERSON SHALL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE
COVERAGE  FOR  HEALTH  CARE SERVICES UNDER THIS TITLE, WITHOUT REGARD TO
FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION, IF HE OR SHE IS A RESIDENT OF NEW  YORK
STATE,  HAS  HOUSEHOLD  INCOME  BELOW TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL
POVERTY LINE AS DEFINED  AND  ANNUALLY  REVISED  BY  THE  UNITED  STATES
DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH  AND  HUMAN  SERVICES FOR A HOUSEHOLD OF THE SAME
SIZE, AND IS INELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION IN THE BASIC
HEALTH PROGRAM UNDER 42 U.S.C. SECTION 18051 ON THE BASIS OF IMMIGRATION
STATUS, BUT OTHERWISE MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  IN  PARAGRAPHS
(B) AND (C) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. AN APPLICANT WHO FAILS
TO  MAKE AN APPLICABLE PREMIUM PAYMENT SHALL LOSE ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE
COVERAGE FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  TIME  FRAMES  AND
PROCEDURES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  §  2.  The  title  heading  of  title  11-D of article 5 of the social
services law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 1999, is  amended  to
read as follows:
            [FAMILY HEALTH PLUS PROGRAM] BASIC HEALTH PROGRAM
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall  have become a law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of
health shall make regulations and take other actions  reasonably  neces-
sary to implement this act on that date.

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

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