Bill Text: NY A01585 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides eligibility for the basic health program for individuals who have or have had a confirmed or suspected case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, household income below two hundred 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 immigration status, but otherwise meets the eligibility requirements.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 39-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-09 - reported referred to ways and means [A01585 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A01585-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1585

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 11, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  DE LA ROSA, DINOWITZ, SEAWRIGHT,
          SIMON, REYES, L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the  Committee
          on Health

        AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to eligibility for
          the basic health  program;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
          provisions upon the expiration thereof

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 369-gg of the social services  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
     3    3-a.  Novel coronavirus, COVID-19 eligibility.  A person shall also be
     4  eligible to receive coverage for health care services under this  title,
     5  without  regard  to  federal  financial participation, if he or she is a
     6  resident of the state, has or has had a confirmed or suspected  case  of
     7  novel coronavirus, COVID-19, household income  below two hundred percent
     8  of  the  federal  poverty  line  as  defined and annually revised by the
     9  United States department of health and human services for a household of
    10  the same size, and is ineligible for federal financial participation  in
    11  the  basic health program under 42 U.S.C.  section 18051 on the basis of
    12  immigration status, but otherwise meets the eligibility requirements  in
    13  paragraphs  (b)  and (c) of subdivision three of this section. An appli-
    14  cant who fails to make an applicable premium payment shall  lose  eligi-
    15  bility  to  receive coverage for health care services in accordance with
    16  the time frames and procedures determined by the commissioner.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire  and  be
    18  deemed  repealed  60 days following the conclusion of the state disaster
    19  emergency declared pursuant to executive order 202,  provided  that  the
    20  commissioner  of  health  shall  notify  the  legislative  bill drafting
    21  commission upon the occurrence of the conclusion of such executive order
    22  in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely  effec-
    23  tive data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York
    24  in  furtherance  of  effectuating  the  provisions  of section 44 of the
    25  legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00583-01-1
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