Senate Bill S7590

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of the New York Health plan

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S7590 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7897
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 50 §§5000 - 5003 to be Art 80 §§8000 - 8003, add Art 51 §§5100 - 5111, Art 49 Title 3 §§4920 - 4928, amd §270, Pub Health L; add §89-k, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3525, A5062
2017-2018: S4371, S4840, A4738
2019-2020: S3577, A5248
2021-2022: S5474, A6058

2023-S7590 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the New York Health program, a comprehensive system of access to health insurance for New York state residents; provides for administrative structure of the plan; provides for powers and duties of the board of trustees, the scope of benefits, payment methodologies and care coordination; establishes the New York Health Trust Fund which would hold monies from a variety of sources to be used solely to finance the plan

2023-S7590 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7590 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7590
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 7, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, RAMOS, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BRISPORT,
   BROUK,  CLEARE,  COMRIE,  COONEY,   FERNANDEZ,   GIANARIS,   GONZALEZ,
   GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, KAVANAGH, KENNE-
   DY,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAY,  MAYER,  MYRIE,  PARKER,  PERSAUD,  SALAZAR,
   SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS, WEBB -- read twice  and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
   relation  to  enacting  the "New York health act" and establishing New
   York Health
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "New York health act".
   § 2. Legislative  findings  and  intent.  1.  The  state  constitution
 states:  "The  protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants
 of the state are matters of public concern and provision therefor  shall
 be made by the state and by such of its subdivisions and in such manner,
 and by such means as the legislature shall from time to time determine."
 (Article  XVII,  §3.)  The legislature finds and declares that all resi-
 dents of the state have the right to health care.    While  the  federal
 Affordable  Care Act brought many improvements in health care and health
 coverage, it still leaves many New  Yorkers  without  coverage  or  with
 inadequate coverage.  Millions of New Yorkers do not get the health care
 they  need  or face financial obstacles and hardships to get it. That is
 not acceptable.  There is no plan that has been put forward  other  than
 the  New  York  health  act that will enable New York state to meet that
 need.  New Yorkers - as individuals, employers,  and  taxpayers  -  have
 experienced  a  rise  in  the cost of health care and coverage in recent
 years, including rising premiums, deductibles  and  co-pays,  restricted
 provider  networks and high out-of-network charges.  Many New Yorkers go

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02408-02-3
              

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Anonymous
6 months ago

We need equitable, single payer in NYS and the country. And this should be based on your income and have NOTHING to do with employers. Continuing to align with employers leaves out the 10s of thousands of people who freelance, consult, etc. on the hook for 100% of their own funding.

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