senate Bill S5474

2021-2022 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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Mar 08, 2021 referred to health

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S5474 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6058
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
2019-2020: S3577, A5248

S5474 (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.

S5474 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5474 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5474
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA, RAMOS, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI,
   BRESLIN, BRISPORT, BROUK, COMRIE, COONEY, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES,  HARCK-
   HAM,  HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAVANAGH, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY,
   MAYER, MYRIE, PARKER,  PERSAUD,  REICHLIN-MELNICK,  SALAZAR,  SANDERS,
   SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, 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 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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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