Purpose

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to discuss healthcare funding and the Governor’s proposed cuts to services and programs.

For a comprehensive look into this year’s budget, including ways to get involved, tracking testimony from joint hearings, and the Senate Majority’s review of the Governor’s proposed budget visit http://www.nysenate.gov/initiative/budget2010.

 

When: February 9 @ 10 A.M.

Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building

 Expected to Testify:

Department of Health: Dr. Richard F. Daines, Commissioner

Office of Medicaid Inspector General: James Sheehan, Inspector General

NYS Insurance Department: Troy J. Oechsner, Deputy Superintendent for Health

Greater NY Hospital Association: Kenneth E. Raske, President & CEO

Healthcare Assoc of NYS(HANYS): Daniel Sisto, President

Associated Medical Schools of NYS: Jo Wiederhorn, CEO

NY Assoc of Homes & Services for Aging: Dan Heim, Senior VP Public Policy

Continuing Care Leadership Coalition: Scott Amrhein, President

Greater NY Healthcare Facilities: Michael Balboni, Executive Director      

NYS Health Facilities Association: Robert Murphy, Exec VP Gov’t Affairs

Self-Help Community Services: Valerie Bogart, Director, Legal Resource Program

Consumer Directed Personal Assistant: Barbera Zimmons, Assoc of NYS, Exec Director 

Concepts of Independent Choices: Tony Caputo, CEO

American Academy of Pediatrics: Elie Ward, Director of Policy & Advocacy

Medical Society of the State of NY: Gerard Conway, Esq, Senior VP, Division of Gov’t Affairs 

NYS Nurses Assoc.: Deborah Elliott, Deputy CEO

Coalition for School Based Health Centers: Chris Kjolhede, MD, Chairman          

Community Health Care Assoc of NYS: Kate Breslin, Director of Policy

Family Planning Advocates of NYS: M. Tracey Brooks, President & CEO

Home Care Associates: Joanne Cunningham, President

NYS Assoc of Healthcare Providers: Phyllis Wang, President, Bader Reynolds, VP Caregivers

Business Council of NYS: Kenneth Adams, President

Pepsi Cola North America: Dr. Danielle Greenberg, Director of Nutrition & Scientific Affairs

NYS Automatic Vending Association: Mike Esposito, President

American Council on Science & Health: Dr. Ruth Kava

Health Plan Association: Paul Macielak, President & CEO

Empire State Healthcare Coalition & NYS Assoc of Health Underwriters: Richard Fleder, Board Member           

Conference of Blue Cross & Blue Shield Plans: David Klein, President & CEO, Excellus Health, John Bennett, President & CEO, CDPHP

NYS Assoc of County Health Officials: Cynthia Morrow MD, MPH, President: Onondaga Co. Official, Linda Wagner, Executive Director

Hudson Valley Health Officials Network: Dr. Michael Caldwell, Commissioner of Public Health, Dutchess County

Maternity & Early Childhood Foundation: Joy Griffith, Executive Director, Local 1549, DC 37, Ralph Palladino, 2nd VP of Local 1549

Pharmacy Association of NYS: Steven B. Weingarten, Executive Director

Pharmacists Society of NYS: Craig Burridge, Executive Director

AARP: Neal Lane, Exec Council Member, Bill Ferris, NYS Legislative Rep.

United Neighborhood Houses: Carin Tinney, Policy Analyst for Aging Issues

Medicaid Matters NY: Lara Kassel, Coordinator     

Empire Justice Center: Cathy Roberts, Senior Paralegal       

Legal Aid Society: Lisa Sbrana, Supervising Attorney         

Citizens Committee for Children: Joan Siegel, Sr. Policy Associate for Health & Mental Health   

New Yorkers for Accessible: Heidi Siegfried, Health Coverage Program Director

American Cancer Society: Peter Slocum, VP for Advocacy

Arthritis Foundation NY Chapter: Victoria Rizzo, Research Evaluator

Spinal Cord Society: Paul Richter, Chairman

NY Neural Stem Cell Institute: Dr. Sally Temple, Rensselaer, Scientific Director

Housing Works: Carmelita Cruz, Director, NYS Advocacy & Organizing

Legal Action Center: Tracie Gardner, NYS Policy

Village Care of New York: Emma DeVito, CEO

Empire State Pride Agenda: Jonathan Lang, Network Director

ACTS (Professional Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services): Michael Grossfeld, Executive Director

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital: Rajiv Ratan, Executive Director Burke Cornell Medical Research

Supportive Housing Network of NY: Ted Houghton, Executive Director

NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: Lauri Cole, Exec Director

NY Assoc of Psychiatric Rehab Services: Harvey Rosenthal, Exec Director

National Alliance on Mental Health: Sherry Genz, First Vice-President, Nancy Breenlamb, Exec Director

NYS Catholic Conference: Ron Guglielmo, Director of Healthcare

The Group for Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis: Frank Stoppenback

 

Hearing will be streamed live online at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate_joint_budget.