Legislative Memo

Lev Ginsburg
Director of Government Afairs
T 518.465.7511 x207


S.6055 (Lanza) / A.8906 (V. Lopez)



Chapter Amendment to Oral Chemotherapy Medication Parity Law


S.6055 (Lanza) / A.8906 (V. Lopez)


January 7, 2012


The Business Council of New York State, Inc. supports S.6055/A.8906, which is a chapter amendment to Chapter 559 of the Laws of 2011.  

Broadly speaking, The Business Council opposes enactment of additional health insurance mandates, as they drive up the cost of health insurance premiums for employers and individuals who access coverage in the commercial market. 

While The Business Council opposed enactment of Chapter 559, it acknowledged in its letter of opposition to the Governor that it could support the bill if amendments to the bill were made which would address issues that would directly impact premiums. 

The language in this chapter amendment addresses our concerns and for these reasons, The Business Council supports enactment of S.6055/A.8906.