|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S1572
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1572 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1572 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1572 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To expand eligibility for the Essential Plan to individuals who current- ly face barriers to health care coverage due to their immigration status. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds a new subdivision 3-a to Section 269-gg of the social services law detailing qualifications for participation in the state's basic health program, known as the Essential Plan.
S1572 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1572 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BRESLIN, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, LIU, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 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 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of health shall make regulations and take other actions reasonably neces- sary to implement this act on that date.
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