Basic Health Program Workgroup

A Basic Health Program (BHP) Workgroup has been created in order to provide input on whether NYS should adopt the Basic Health Program option (BHP) for individuals who are not eligible for medical assistance under title eleven of article five of the social services law. This workgroup shall: evaluate federal guidance related to the basic health program; discuss fiscal, consumer, and health care impacts of a BHP; and consider benefit package, premium and cost–sharing options for a BHP

Current Workgroup Members:

  • Judith Arnold (Chair), NYS DOH Health Reform and Insurance Exchange Integration
  • Elisabeth Benjamin, Community Service Society
  • Kate Breslin, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
  • Lauri Cole, NYS Council for Community Behavioral Health
  • Jeffery Gold, Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried, Assembly Majority
  • Senator Kemp Hannon, Senate Majority
  • Trilby de Jung, Empire Justice Center
  • Joseph Maldonado Jr, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Bertram Scott, Affinity Health Plan
  • Kathy Shure, Greater New York Hospital Association
  • Elizabeth Swain, Community Health Care Association of NYS
  • Richard Winsten, Meyer Suozzi English and Klein
  • Robert Wychulis, AMERIGROUP NY, LLC
  • Paul Zurlo, EmblemHealth

Wednesday, July 31st Meeting Materials

Wednesday, October 30th Meeting Materials

Thursday, November 21st Meeting Materials

Supplemental Readings