senate Bill S2237

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides for 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 Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2023 reported and committed to finance
Jan 19, 2023 referred to health

Votes

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Jan 31, 2023 - Health committee Vote

S2237
9
6
committee
9
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jan 31, 2023

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S2237 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3020
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§369-gg & 366, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3900, A5974
2021-2022: S1572, A880

S2237 (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.

S2237 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2237 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2237
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA, BRESLIN, BRISPORT, BROUK, CLEARE, COMRIE,
   COONEY, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY,  HOYLMAN-SIGAL,  JACK-
   SON,  KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY,  LIU,  MAY,  MAYER,  MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD,
   RAMOS, SALAZAR, SANDERS, 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  FIFTY  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 IMMI-
 GRATION STATUS, BUT OTHERWISE  MEETS  THE  ELIGIBILITY  REQUIREMENTS  IN
 PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
   §  2.  Within  ninety  days of the effective date of this section, the
 commissioner of health shall apply for any  and  all  necessary  waivers
 and/or  approvals for utilizing monies in the basic health program trust
 fund established pursuant section 97-oooo of the state finance law, or a
 pass-through fund for the purposes of  implementing  and  operating  the
 basic health plan for individuals made eligible for coverage pursuant to
 subdivision 3-a of section 369-gg of the social services law. Within ten
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04552-01-3

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