assembly Bill A5422

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to improving and expanding the pharmaceutical insurance coverage program for certain medicare enrollees

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Feb 16, 2021 referred to aging

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A5422 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4603
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§240, 241, 242 & 250, add §242-a, Eld L

A5422 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to improving and expanding the pharmaceutical insurance coverage program for certain medicare enrollees; creates the expanded pharmaceutical insurance coverage panel, to be responsible for expanding pharmaceutical insurance coverage.

A5422 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5422
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Aging
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the elder law, in relation to improving and expanding
   the pharmaceutical insurance coverage  program  for  certain  medicare
   enrollees
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 240 of  the  elder  law,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   §  240. Short title. This title shall be known and may be cited as the
 "program for [elderly] EXPANDED pharmaceutical insurance coverage".
   § 2. Subdivisions 3 and 8 of section 241 of the elder law, subdivision
 8 as added by section 2 of part A of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011  and
 as  renumbered by section 3 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012,
 are amended to read as follows:
   3. "Income" shall mean "household gross income" as defined in the real
 property tax circuit breaker credit program,  pursuant  to  subparagraph
 (C) of paragraph one of subsection (e) of section six hundred six of the
 tax  law,  but  only  shall include the income of program applicants and
 spouses and shall exclude the income of other members of the  household,
 BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY INCREASE IN INCOME DERIVED FROM SOCIAL SECURI-
 TY  INCOME  OR PENSION BENEFITS THAT INCREASE OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR DUE
 SOLELY TO A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT PROVIDED BY THE  PROGRAM  ADMINIS-
 TRATORS.
   8.  "Medicare  part  D  excluded drug classes" shall mean any drugs or
 classes of drugs, or their medical uses, which are described in  section
 1927(d)(2)  or  1927(d)(3)  of the federal social security act, with the
 exception of smoking cessation agents AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSED IN
 THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
   § 3. The elder law is amended by adding a new section 242-a to read as
 follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.