|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 21, 2021||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S7002
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7002 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7002 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires that provision be made for pregnancy termination procedures insurance coverage in every individual or group hospital, surgical or medical policy, or hospital service or medical expense indemnity contract of a service corporation, only where any such policy or contract offers maternity care coverage.
S7002 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7002 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring that provision be made for pregnancy termination procedures in every individ- ual or group policy or contract which provides coverage or indemnity for hospital, surgical or medical care and which offers maternity care coverage PURPOSE: This bill requires provision be made for pregnancy termination proce- dures in every hospital, surgical or medical policy offering maternity care coverage SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 reviews the legislative intent.
S7002 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7002 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 21, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROUK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring that provision be made for pregnancy termination procedures in every indi- vidual or group policy or contract which provides coverage or indem- nity for hospital, surgical or medical care and which offers maternity care coverage THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that New York has a long history of advancing gender equity and, as part of that effort, reproductive health. The legislature additionally finds that access to the full range of health benefits, as guaranteed under the laws of this state, provides all New Yorkers with the opportunity to lead healthier and more fulfill- ing lives. The legislature also finds that neither a person's income level nor the type of health insurance they utilize should prevent them from having access to a full range of reproductive health care, including abortion care. The legislature additionally finds that restrictions and barriers to health coverage for reproductive health care have a disproportionate impact on low-income people, people of color, immigrants, and young people and that these individuals are often already disadvantaged in their access to resources, information, and services. The legislature also finds that the exclusion of coverage for repro- ductive health care services for women and those with the capacity to become pregnant is discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy. The legislature finds that abortion care is part of pregnancy-related care, and failure to provide coverage for the full range of pregnancy- related care interferes with an individual's personal health care deci- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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