senate Bill S1572

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 13, 2021 referred to health

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S1572 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A880
Current Committee:
Senate 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:
S3900, A5974

S1572 (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.

S1572 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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