At the end of 2018, the original sponsors of the Compassionate Care Act, New York State Senator Savino (D) and Assemblymember Gottfried (D), introduced legislation that will require the following public health insurance plans in New York State to cover medical marijuana:
- Child Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
- Workers’ Compensation
- Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program, and
- Family Health Plus Plan.
The bill remained inactive in the fall and has yet to be re-introduced since January 9, 2019 when the New York State legislative session …Continue Reading