senate Bill S8438

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to eligibility for medical assistance for infants up to age three

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (3)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 reported and committed to rules
Mar 15, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2022 referred to health

Votes

view votes

May 17, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S8438
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Finance committee vote details

Mar 15, 2022 - Health committee Vote

S8438
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Health committee vote details

Health Committee Vote: Mar 15, 2022

Co-Sponsors

S8438 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9294
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §366, Soc Serv L

S8438 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides eligibility for medical assistance benefits for infants up to age three.

S8438 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8438 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8438
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 1, 2022
                                ___________
 
 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 medical  assist-
   ance eligibility of infants up to the age of three years
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subparagraphs 2 and 3 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 1  of
 section  366 of the social services law, as added by section 1 of part D
 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows:
   (2) A pregnant woman or an infant younger than [one year] THREE  YEARS
 of  age  is  eligible for standard coverage if his or her MAGI household
 income does not exceed the MAGI-equivalent of two hundred percent of the
 federal poverty line for the applicable  family  size,  which  shall  be
 calculated  in  accordance  with guidance issued by the secretary of the
 United States department of health and  human  services,  or  an  infant
 younger  than  [one  year]  THREE YEARS of age who meets the presumptive
 eligibility requirements of subdivision four of  section  three  hundred
 sixty-four-i of this title.
   (3)  A child who is at least [one year] THREE YEARS of age but younger
 than nineteen years of age is eligible for standard coverage if  his  or
 her  MAGI  household  income  does not exceed the MAGI-equivalent of one
 hundred thirty-three percent of the federal poverty line for the  appli-
 cable family size, which shall be calculated in accordance with guidance
 issued  by  the  Secretary of the United States department of health and
 human services, or a child who is at least [one year] THREE YEARS of age
 but younger than nineteen years of age who meets the presumptive  eligi-
 bility  requirements of subdivision four of section three hundred sixty-
 four-i of this title.
   § 2. Subparagraphs 2 and 4  of  paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  4  of
 section  366 of the social services law, as added by section 2 of part D
 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows:
   (2) A child born to a woman eligible for and receiving medical assist-
 ance on the date of the child's birth shall be deemed  to  have  applied
 for  medical assistance and to have been found eligible for such assist-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.