senate Bill S8228

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Expands eligibility for the medicare savings program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Feb 28, 2022 print number 8228a
Feb 28, 2022 amend and recommit to health
Feb 03, 2022 referred to health

Votes

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Mar 15, 2022 - Health committee Vote

S8228A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 15, 2022

S8228 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9245
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §367-a, Soc Serv L

S8228 - Summary

Expands eligibility for the medicare savings program by disregarding certain countable income for certain medicare beneficiaries.

S8228 - Sponsor Memo

S8228 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8228
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 expanding eligi-
   bility for the medicare savings program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraphs (a)  and (d) of subdivision 3 of section 367-a
 of the social services law, paragraph (a) as amended by  chapter  81  of
 the laws of 1995 and paragraph (d) as amended by section 27 of part B of
 chapter  109  of the laws of 2010, are amended and a new paragraph (a-1)
 is added to read as follows:
   (a) Payment of premiums for enrolling qualified disabled  and  working
 individuals  and  qualified medicare beneficiaries under Part A of title
 XVIII of the federal social security act and for enrolling such  benefi-
 ciaries  and  eligible  recipients  of public assistance under part B of
 title XVIII of the federal social security act, together with the  costs
 of  the applicable co-insurance and deductible amounts on behalf of such
 beneficiaries, and recipients, and premiums under section  1839  of  the
 federal  social security act for persons who would be qualified medicare
 beneficiaries except that their incomes exceed one  hundred  percent  of
 the  federal  income poverty line applicable to the person's family size
 but, in  calendar  years  nineteen  hundred  ninety-three  and  nineteen
 hundred ninety-four, is less than one hundred ten percent of such pover-
 ty line and, in calendar year beginning in nineteen hundred ninety-five,
 is  less  than  one hundred twenty percent of such poverty line shall be
 made and the cost thereof borne by the state or by the state and  social
 services  districts, respectively, in accordance with the regulations of
 the department, provided, however, that the share  of  the  cost  to  be
 borne  by  a  social services district, if any, shall in no event exceed
 the proportionate share borne by such district  with  respect  to  other
 expenditures  under  this  title.   COMMENCING APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
 TWENTY-TWO, ALL COUNTABLE INCOME OVER ONE HUNDRED TWENTY PERCENT OF  THE
 FEDERAL  POVERTY LEVEL AND UP TO ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT PERCENT OF THE
 FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL SHALL  BE  DISREGARDED,  AFTER  TAKING  ALL  OTHER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S8228A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9245
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §367-a, Soc Serv L

S8228A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands eligibility for the medicare savings program by disregarding certain countable income for certain medicare beneficiaries.

S8228A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8228A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8228--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to expanding eligi-
   bility for the medicare savings program

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 367-a of the social services  law,
 as  amended by chapter 558 of the laws of 1989, paragraph (a) as amended
 by chapter 81 of the laws of 1995, subparagraph 1 of  paragraph  (b)  as
 designated  and subparagraph 2 as added by section 41 of part C of chap-
 ter 58 of the laws of 2008, paragraph (c) as added by chapter 651 of the
 laws of 1990, paragraph (d) as amended by section 27 of part B of  chap-
 ter  109  of  the  laws of 2010, paragraph (e) as added by section 16 of
 part D of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013, subparagraph  2  of  paragraph
 (e)  as  amended  by  section  52 of part C of chapter 60 of the laws of
 2014, is amended to read as follows:
   3. (a) AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (1) "QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS ENTITLED TO
 HOSPITAL INSURANCE BENEFITS UNDER PART A OF TITLE XVIII OF  THE  FEDERAL
 SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, WHOSE INCOME DOES NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF
 THE OFFICIAL FEDERAL POVERTY LINE APPLICABLE TO THE PERSON'S FAMILY SIZE
 AND  WHOSE RESOURCES DO NOT EXCEED TWICE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF RESOURCES
 A PERSON MAY HAVE IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR  BENEFITS  UNDER  THE  FEDERAL
 SUPPLEMENTAL  SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM OF TITLE XVI OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL
 SECURITY ACT, AS DETERMINED FOR  PURPOSES  OF  SUCH  PROGRAM.  TO    THE
 EXTENT  THAT   FEDERAL   FINANCIAL  PARTICIPATION IS AVAILABLE, A PERSON
 WHOSE RESOURCES  ARE  IN  EXCESS  OF  THE   AMOUNT   SPECIFIED   IN THIS
 SUBPARAGRAPH BUT    OTHERWISE   MEETS   THE   REQUIREMENTS   SHALL    BE
 CONSIDERED  A  "QUALIFIED  MEDICARE   BENEFICIARY".
   (2)  "SPECIFIED  LOW  INCOME  MEDICARE BENEFICIARY" MEANS A PERSON WHO
 WOULD BE A QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY EXCEPT  THAT  PERSON'S  INCOME
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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