senate Bill S7002

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires provision be made for pregnancy termination procedures in every hospital, surgical or medical policy offering maternity care coverage

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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May 21, 2021 referred to insurance

S7002 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7573
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

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

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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