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Legislative Memo

Lev Ginsburg
Director of Government Afairs
T 518.465.7511 x207
www.bcnys.org

BILL:

S.6126 (Skelos) / A.8900 (Silver)

  Support

SUBJECT:

Chapter Amendment to Fertility Prescription Drug Parity Law

 

S.6126 (Skelos) / A.8900 (Silver)

DATE:

January 7, 2012

 

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. supports S.6126/A.8900, which is a chapter amendment to Chapter 598 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 598, 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.6126/A.8900.