assembly Bill A1585

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to eligibility for the basic health program

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Feb 09, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 11, 2021 referred to health

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A1585 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2549
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §369-gg, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10474, S8357

A1585 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides eligibility for the basic health program for individuals who have or have had a confirmed or suspected case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, 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.

A1585 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1585
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  DE LA ROSA, DINOWITZ, SEAWRIGHT,
   SIMON, REYES, L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the  Committee
   on Health
 
 AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to eligibility for
   the basic health  program;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
   provisions upon the expiration thereof

   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.  NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19 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 THE STATE, HAS OR HAS HAD A CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED  CASE  OF
 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, 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 APPLI-
 CANT WHO FAILS TO MAKE AN APPLICABLE PREMIUM PAYMENT SHALL  LOSE  ELIGI-
 BILITY  TO  RECEIVE COVERAGE FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH
 THE TIME FRAMES AND PROCEDURES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire  and  be
 deemed  repealed  60 days following the conclusion of the state disaster
 emergency declared pursuant to executive order 202,  provided  that  the
 commissioner  of  health  shall  notify  the  legislative  bill drafting
 commission upon the occurrence of the conclusion of such executive order
 in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely  effec-
 tive data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York
 in  furtherance  of  effectuating  the  provisions  of section 44 of the
 legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.