Support insurance fairness in New York today! It’s important to let your state senators and representatives know that you want them to sign on and support amputees. Send a message today, then share the link to ask others to support access to care for people with limb loss.
New York will be attempting to reintroduce Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation during the 2019 Legislative Session. We are actively seeking primary sponsors to champion Insurance Fairness. The Amputee Coalition will be using our model legislative language as a basis for New York’s legislation. We are recruiting advocates to assist the efforts to pass Insurance Fairness in 2019.
Insurance Fairness History
The New York State Legislature has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2018 Legislative Session, which saw introduction in both chambers. Assembly Bill 2212 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Insurance Committee, where it did not receive consideration. Also, its companion Senate Bill 2080 was introduced and referred to the Senate Insurance Committee, but did not receive any consideration.
The New York State Legislature employs websites specific to each chamber, which are Assembly and Senate. The state legislature works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 9th and will tentatively conclude December 31st. The New York Legislature is able to prefile legislation, but prefiling and introduction deadlines have not been determined for the 2019 Legislative Session.
Currently, the Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
In order to move Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation through the legislative process, the Amputee Coalition needs the support of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates and champions for Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the New York Department of Financial Services to express your concern and desire for the legislation.