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A00972 Summary:

BILL NOA00972A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04643-A
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSRJacobson, DenDekker, Carroll, Weprin, Richardson, Gottfried, Griffin, Epstein, Braunstein, Mosley, Stirpe
 
MLTSPNSRGalef
 
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
 
Relates to prohibiting insurance companies from imposing co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program.
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A00972 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/12/2019Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 146/1
AbbateYCrespoYGanttERLiPetriYPerryYSimonY
AbinantiYCrouchYGarbarinoYLupardoYPheffer AmatoYSimotasY
ArroyoYCruzYGiglioYMagnarelliYPichardoYSmithY
AshbyYCusickYGlickYMalliotakisYPretlowYSmullenY
AubryYCymbrowitzYGoodellERManktelowYQuartYSolagesY
BarclayYDavilaYGottfriedYMcDonaldYRaYStecY
BarnwellYDe La RosaYGriffinYMcDonoughYRaiaYSteckY
BarrettYDenDekkerYGuntherYMcMahonYRamosYSternY
BarronYDeStefanoYHawleyYMikulinYRaynorYStirpeY
BenedettoYDickensYHevesiYMiller B YReillyYTagueY
BichotteYDilanYHunterYMiller MGYReyesYTaylorY
BlakeYDinowitzYHyndmanYMiller MLYRichardsonYThieleY
BlankenbushYDiPietroYJacobsonYMontesanoYRiveraYTitusER
BrabenecYD'UrsoYJaffeeYMorinelloYRodriguezYVanelY
BraunsteinYEichensteinYJean-PierreYMosleyYRomeoYWalczykY
BronsonYEnglebrightYJohnsYNiouYRosenthal D YWalkerY
BuchwaldYEpsteinYJonesYNolanYRosenthal L YWallaceY
BurkeYFahyYJoynerYNorrisYRozicYWalshY
ButtenschonYFallYKimYO'DonnellYRyanYWeinsteinY
ByrneYFernandezYKolbYOrtizYSalkaYWeprinY
ByrnesYFinchYLalorYOtisYSantabarbaraYWilliamsY
CahillYFitzpatrickYLavineYPalmesanoYSayeghYWoernerY
CarrollYFriendNOLawrenceYPalumboYSchimmingerYWrightY
ColtonYFrontusYLentolYPaulinYSchmittYZebrowskiY
CookYGalefYLiftonYPeoples-StokesYSeawrightYMr. SpeakerY

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A00972 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A972A
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program   PURPOSE: This bill relates to prohibiting co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program during course of treatment.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the insurance law by adding a new paragraph 31-b to section 3216 Section two amends the insurance law by adding a new paragraph 7-c to section 3221 Section three amends the insurance law by adding a new paragraph section 1-3. Section four sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Private insurance plans, including plans available under the Affordable Care Act, require co-pays to be collected every time a patient visits an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). This requirement does not take into account the frequency of patient visits, and creates a barrier to OTP treatment services. At the start of treatment, patients are required by federal law to receive treatment up to 6 times a week for 90 days. Once those 90 days are up, many patients continue to seek treatment several times a week. Requiring daily co-pays under these circumstances becomes cost-prohibitive for people seeking treatment. Prohibiting co-payments for treatment at an OTP will help all New Yorkers in need to gain access to potentially lifesaving services.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.9082 - Referred to Insurance   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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