assembly Bill A6058

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York Health plan

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 19, 2021 reported referred to codes
Mar 08, 2021 referred to health

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A6058 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5474
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 50 §§5000 - 5003 to be Art 80 §§8000 - 8003, add Art 51 §§5100 - 5111, add 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: A5062, S3525
2017-2018: A4738, S4371, S4840
2019-2020: A5248, S3577

A6058 (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.

A6058 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6058
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, ANDERSON, BARRETT, BARRON,
   BENEDETTO,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  BRONSON,  BURDICK,  CAHILL,   CARROLL,
   CLARK,  COLTON,  COOK,  CRUZ,  CYMBROWITZ, DE LA ROSA, DICKENS, DILAN,
   DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, EPSTEIN, FALL, FERNANDEZ,  FRONTUS,  GALLAGHER,
   GONZALEZ-ROJAS, HUNTER, HYNDMAN, JACKSON, JEAN-PIERRE, JOYNER, KELLES,
   KIM,  LAVINE,  LUNSFORD,  LUPARDO,  MAMDANI,  MEEKS,  MITAYNES,  NIOU,
   PAULIN,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PERRY,  PHEFFER AMATO,  PICHARDO,  RAJKUMAR,
   RAMOS,  REYES, RICHARDSON, J. RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, L. ROSENTHAL, SAYEGH,
   SEAWRIGHT, SILLITTI, SIMON, SOLAGES, FORREST, STECK,  STIRPE,  TAYLOR,
   THIELE, VANEL, WALKER, WALLACE, WEPRIN, WILLIAMS -- Multi-Sponsored by
   --  M.  of A.  AUBRY, DAVILA, FAHY, GALEF, GLICK, GUNTHER, MAGNARELLI,
   O'DONNELL, PRETLOW,  QUART,  D. ROSENTHAL,  ROZIC  --  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  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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.