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A08054 Summary:

BILL NOA08054
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGottfried
 
COSPNSRSolages, Crespo, Thiele, Simon, Lentol, Bronson, De La Rosa, Harris, Mosley, Sepulveda, Vanel, Ortiz, Jaffee, D'Urso, Williams, Blake, Carroll, Niou, Rosenthal, Dickens
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 2510, Pub Health L
 
Extends eligibility for the child health insurance plan to young adults between the ages of 19 and 30 years of age.
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A08054 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8054
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 25, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  SOLAGES, CRESPO -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  extending  eligi-
          bility for the child health insurance plan to young adults
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 2510 of the public health law,  as
     2  amended by chapter 2 of the laws of 1998, is amended, and a new subdivi-
     3  sion 4-a is added to read as follows:
     4    4.  "Eligible  child" or "eligible children" means a person or persons
     5  [under the age of thirteen years for the period January first,  nineteen
     6  hundred ninety-one through December thirty-first, nineteen hundred nine-
     7  ty-three; born on or after June first, nineteen hundred eighty and under
     8  the  age  of  sixteen for a period commencing on or after January first,
     9  nineteen hundred ninety-four  through  December  thirty-first,  nineteen
    10  hundred  ninety-six; and for a person or persons enrolled in the program
    11  on the day before they are sixteen years of age, under the age of seven-
    12  teen for a period commencing on or after June  first,  nineteen  hundred
    13  ninety-five  through December thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-six;
    14  and] under the age of nineteen [for periods commencing on or after Janu-
    15  ary first, nineteen hundred ninety-seven,] who meets or meet the  crite-
    16  ria  in  section two thousand five hundred eleven of this title.  Unless
    17  the context clearly requires otherwise,  "eligible  child"  includes  an
    18  eligible young adult.
    19    4-a.  "Eligible  young  adult" means a person nineteen years of age or
    20  older but less than the age of thirty, who meets the criteria in section
    21  two thousand five hundred eleven of this title and who is  not  eligible
    22  for  the  basic health program under section three hundred sixty-nine-gg
    23  of the social services law or a qualified health plan  through  the  New
    24  York  state  of  health  marketplace.  An  eligible young adult shall be
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11187-01-7

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     1  deemed to be his or her own legally responsible adult for  the  purposes
     2  of this title.
     3    §  2.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision 9 of section 2510 of the public
     4  health law, as amended by section 29 of part D of chapter 56 of the laws
     5  of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     6    (d) for periods on or after July first, two thousand nine, amounts  as
     7  follows:
     8    (i)  no  payments  are required for eligible children under the age of
     9  nineteen whose family household income is less than  one  hundred  sixty
    10  percent  of the non-farm federal poverty level and for eligible children
    11  under the age of nineteen who are American Indians or  Alaskan  Natives,
    12  as  defined  by  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, whose
    13  family household income is less than two hundred  fifty-one  percent  of
    14  the non-farm federal poverty level; and
    15    (ii)  nine  dollars per month for each eligible child under the age of
    16  nineteen whose family household income  is  between  one  hundred  sixty
    17  percent  and  two  hundred  twenty-two  percent  of the non-farm federal
    18  poverty level, but no more than twenty-seven dollars per month per fami-
    19  ly; and
    20    (iii) fifteen dollars per month for each eligible child under the  age
    21  of  nineteen  whose family household income is between two hundred twen-
    22  ty-three percent and two hundred fifty percent of the  non-farm  federal
    23  poverty level, but no more than forty-five dollars per month per family;
    24  and
    25    (iv) thirty dollars per month for each eligible child under the age of
    26  nineteen  whose family household income is between two hundred fifty-one
    27  percent and three hundred percent of the non-farm federal poverty level,
    28  but no more than ninety dollars per month per family;
    29    (v) forty-five dollars per month for each eligible child under the age
    30  of nineteen whose family household income is between three  hundred  one
    31  percent  and three hundred fifty percent of the non-farm federal poverty
    32  level, but no more than one hundred thirty-five dollars  per  month  per
    33  family; [and]
    34    (vi)  sixty dollars per month for each eligible child under the age of
    35  nineteen whose family household income is between three  hundred  fifty-
    36  one  percent  and  four  hundred percent of the non-farm federal poverty
    37  level, but no more than one hundred eighty dollars per month  per  fami-
    38  ly[.];
    39    (vii)  no payments are required for eligible young adults whose house-
    40  hold income is at or below one hundred fifty  percent  of  the  non-farm
    41  federal poverty level;
    42    (viii)  twenty  dollars  per month for each eligible young adult whose
    43  household income is above one hundred fifty-one percent of the  non-farm
    44  federal  poverty  level  but at or below two hundred percent of the non-
    45  farm federal poverty level;
    46    (ix) one hundred sixty dollars per month for each eligible young adult
    47  whose household income is above two hundred one percent of the  non-farm
    48  federal  poverty  level but at or below two hundred fifty percent of the
    49  non-farm federal poverty level; and
    50    (x) a premium payment equivalent to the second lowest  costing  silver
    51  plan  offered  in the New York state of health marketplace that would be
    52  available to the young adult if eligible for a  qualified  health  plan,
    53  not to exceed the amount of a full monthly premium payment for the child
    54  health  insurance  plan  for  each  eligible young adult whose income is
    55  above two hundred fifty-one percent  of  the  non-farm  federal  poverty
    56  level.

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     1    §  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect April 1, 2018; provided that the
     2  commissioner of health shall take such actions, including  making  regu-
     3  lations and applying for federal financial participation, as are reason-
     4  ably necessary for implementation of this act on that date.
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