assembly Bill A880

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for health care services under the basic health program for individuals whose immigration status renders him or her ineligible for federal financial participation

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A880 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1572
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §369-gg, Art 5 Title 11-D Head, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5974, S3900

A880 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides eligibility for services under the basic health program for individuals whose immigration status renders him or her ineligible for federal financial participation and who meet additional requirements.

A880 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    880
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, EPSTEIN, PERRY, WEPRIN, HEVESI, SIMON,
   CARROLL,  L. ROSENTHAL,  DINOWITZ, RODRIGUEZ, CRUZ, DE LA ROSA, REYES,
   PAULIN, FERNANDEZ, OTIS -- read once and referred to the Committee  on
   Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the social services law, in relation to coverage for
   health care services under the basic health  program  for  individuals
   whose  immigration  status  renders  him or her ineligible for federal
   financial participation
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  369-gg  of the social services law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
   3-A. ALTERNATE ELIGIBILITY. A PERSON SHALL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE
 COVERAGE FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES UNDER THIS TITLE,  WITHOUT  REGARD  TO
 FEDERAL  FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION, IF HE OR SHE IS A RESIDENT OF NEW YORK
 STATE, HAS HOUSEHOLD INCOME BELOW TWO HUNDRED  PERCENT  OF  THE  FEDERAL
 POVERTY  LINE  AS  DEFINED  AND  ANNUALLY  REVISED  BY THE UNITED STATES
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR  A  HOUSEHOLD  OF  THE  SAME
 SIZE, AND IS INELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION IN THE BASIC
 HEALTH PROGRAM UNDER 42 U.S.C. SECTION 18051 ON THE BASIS OF IMMIGRATION
 STATUS,  BUT  OTHERWISE MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN PARAGRAPHS
 (B) AND (C) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. AN APPLICANT WHO FAILS
 TO MAKE AN APPLICABLE PREMIUM PAYMENT SHALL LOSE ELIGIBILITY TO  RECEIVE
 COVERAGE  FOR  HEALTH  CARE  SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH TIME FRAMES AND
 PROCEDURES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   § 2. The title heading of title  11-D  of  article  5  of  the  social
 services  law,  as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
 read as follows:
             [FAMILY HEALTH PLUS PROGRAM] BASIC HEALTH PROGRAM
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.