Recently, an extensive managed care reform package was signed. Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) weighed in saying, “This law is the result of long hours of difficult work and policy negotiation, over the course of several years, with multiple perspectives throughout the industry coming together, to achieve consensus that reaches the initial goal set at the start: keep the consumer protected, the health providers protected, and the health insurers doing their job.”
“The compromises are part of an ongoing conversation held because reform needed to take place,” continued Senator Hannon, the Ranking Republican Member of the committee and one who had a significant role in the bill, “all those involved recognized the previous statutes, made in 1996, 1998, 2007, in public health law and insurance law, were not the conclusive, but the first steps, of managed care reforms.”
The bill addresses the following:
The reforms have started and implementation will continue over the next seventeen months.