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A08500 Summary:

Amd §366, Soc Serv L
Relates to automatic Medicaid eligibility for striking workers.
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A08500 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    November 19, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. BURKE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to Medicaid  eligi-
          bility for striking workers
          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 366 of the social services law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
     3    (f) Employees on strike.
     4    (1)  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law  to the contrary,
     5  persons who are not eligible for medical assistance coverage  during  an
     6  employment  strike  or  other  industrial  controversy pursuant to title
     7  seven of article eighteen of the labor  law  are  eligible  for  medical
     8  assistance  coverage  during  such employment strike or other industrial
     9  controversy, subject to the provisions of this paragraph.
    10    (2) Medical assistance provided to a person under this paragraph shall
    11  be limited to the period in which such person requires  coverage  during
    12  an employment strike or industrial controversy.
    13    (3)  (i)  The commissioner of health shall promulgate such regulations
    14  as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this paragraph.  Such
    15  regulations  shall  include, but not be limited to: eligibility require-
    16  ments; a description of the medical services which are  covered;  and  a
    17  process  for  providing presumptive eligibility when a qualified entity,
    18  as defined by the commissioner, determines on the basis  of  preliminary
    19  information  that  a person meets the requirements for eligibility under
    20  this paragraph.
    21    (ii) For purposes of determining eligibility  for  medical  assistance
    22  under  this  paragraph, resources available to such individual shall not
    23  be considered nor required to be applied toward the payment  or  partial
    24  payment  of  the  cost  of medical care, services and supplies available
    25  under this paragraph.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 8500                             2
     1    (iii) An individual shall be eligible for presumptive eligibility  for
     2  medical  assistance  under this paragraph in accordance with subdivision
     3  five of section three hundred sixty-four-i of this title.
     4    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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