assembly Bill A8500

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to Medicaid eligibility for striking workers

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Nov 19, 2021 referred to health

A8500 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §366, Soc Serv L

A8500 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to automatic Medicaid eligibility for striking workers.

A8500 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8500
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. BURKE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to Medicaid  eligi-
   bility for striking workers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 366 of the social services law  is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
   (F) EMPLOYEES ON STRIKE.
   (1)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW  TO THE CONTRARY,
 PERSONS WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE COVERAGE  DURING  AN
 EMPLOYMENT  STRIKE  OR  OTHER  INDUSTRIAL  CONTROVERSY PURSUANT TO TITLE
 SEVEN OF ARTICLE EIGHTEEN OF THE LABOR  LAW  ARE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  MEDICAL
 ASSISTANCE  COVERAGE  DURING  SUCH EMPLOYMENT STRIKE OR OTHER INDUSTRIAL
 CONTROVERSY, SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
   (2) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO A PERSON UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL
 BE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD IN WHICH SUCH PERSON REQUIRES  COVERAGE  DURING
 AN EMPLOYMENT STRIKE OR INDUSTRIAL CONTROVERSY.
   (3)  (I)  THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH REGULATIONS
 AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH.  SUCH
 REGULATIONS  SHALL  INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: ELIGIBILITY REQUIRE-
 MENTS; A DESCRIPTION OF THE MEDICAL SERVICES WHICH ARE  COVERED;  AND  A
 PROCESS  FOR  PROVIDING PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY WHEN A QUALIFIED ENTITY,
 AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER, DETERMINES ON THE BASIS  OF  PRELIMINARY
 INFORMATION  THAT  A PERSON MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY UNDER
 THIS PARAGRAPH.
   (II) FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY  FOR  MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE
 UNDER  THIS  PARAGRAPH, RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SUCH INDIVIDUAL SHALL NOT
 BE CONSIDERED NOR REQUIRED TO BE APPLIED TOWARD THE PAYMENT  OR  PARTIAL
 PAYMENT  OF  THE  COST  OF MEDICAL CARE, SERVICES AND SUPPLIES AVAILABLE
 UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13581-01-1