Issues: Health Care

Senator Adams statement regarding veto of S4489, which would have restored health insurance and supplemental benefits to retirees of the NYC Off Track Betting Corporation

"I am deeply disappointed to hear that Governor Cuomo chose to veto this legislation, as the employees entered the NYCOTB service with the assurance that they and their dependents would receive these benefits.  That promise was subsequently broken by NYCOTB’s closure, and the failure of New York State to honor its commitment to these former public employees reinforces the shameful disregard shown to hardworking New Yorkers.  During these tough economic times, the last thing New York State should be party to is an action that results in severe financial hardship and potential danger to the health and welfare of NYCOTB retirees and their dependents."

September 28, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS ANOTHER SUNSET SERIES IN HOWARD BEACH WITH BRADY & MARSHAK: “HEALTH CARE PROXY FOR ALL”

Queens, NY, September 20, 2011 – On Tuesday, October 11, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a senior sunset seminar series that begins with a health care proxy/elder law seminar at Sugar Bun Bakery, 156-22 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, with Linda Marshak, elder law attorney and partner at Brady & Marshak. The event starts at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

September 21, 2011
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Senate GOP Still Holding up Insurance-Exchange Legislation

Posted by: Cara Matthews - on Sep 14, 2011

Nearly three months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers forged an agreement on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange in the state, the GOP-controlled Senate has yet to indicate whether it plans to return to Albany to vote on the bill. States are required to set up health-care exchanges to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

The measure passed the Assembly at during the last week of session in June, but it was removed from the Senate agenda because some Republicans said they oppose “Obamacare” and thus would vote no on the bill. Senate leaders said it could be taken up later in the year. The Senate has not returned since June, and it’s unclear whether the bill will be voted on.

September 19, 2011
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Senator Krueger Discusses the Need to Vote on the Healthcare Exchange Bill

Click here to listen to Senator Liz Krueger’s interview with Susan Arbetter on The Capital Pressroom.

September 19, 2011
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PBS: IS NEW YORK BACKTRACKING ON HEALTH CARE REFORM? (WITH VIDEO)

 

John Farley

(VIDEO)

After President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March, 2010, New York seemed to be on the fast-track to implementing health care reform.

September 15, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE’S SENIOR HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO OFFERS 51 EXHIBITORS

Sept. 14 At Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds In Watertown

State Senator Patty Ritchie and the Jefferson County Office for the Aging have lined up more than 51 exhibitors to her 2011 Senior Health and Wellness Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds on Coffeen Street in Watertown.

September 13, 2011
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NY TIMES: G.O.P. SENATORS IN ALBANY BLOCK FEDERAL AID TO FULFILL PART OF HEALTH LAW

By THOMAS KAPLAN

With 2.6 million uninsured residents, a popular Democratic governor and tens of millions of federal dollars at stake, New York would seem to be one of the least likely states to join a growing revolt in the nation’s capitals against facilitating a federal overhaul of health care.

September 12, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE PLANS SENIOR HEALTH, WELLNESS EXPO

Sept. 14 At Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds In Watertown

State Senator Patty Ritchie along with the Jefferson County Office for the Aging invites the community to her 2011 Senior Health and Wellness Expo on Sept. 14 at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds on Coffeen Street in Watertown.

“The Senior Health and Wellness Expo will provide a one stop experience for people who want to meet and talk to health care professionals,” Senator Ritchie said. “Whether you want to check your blood pressure, get tips on how to keep fit, or get free health screenings, this event will help you preserve your health.”

August 24, 2011
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Give consumers a choice on prescriptions

An op-ed piece published in the Albany Times-Union on August 2, 2011.  Submitted by Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Carl Heastie.

We are a Democratic assemblyman from an urban district in the Bronx, and a Republican senator from a rural and suburban western New York district. What do we agree on? Not much.

But we have something important in common. We have heard repeated concerns from constituents who were blocked from filling prescriptions at neighborhood pharmacies that have served their families for generations. It turns out their insurance providers forced them to buy prescriptions from mail-order companies rather than their trusted pharmacists.

August 2, 2011
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CO-SPONSORS ADDABBO, BRADY & MARSHAK HOLD SUCCESSFUL SENIOR SUNSET SUPPER / ELDER LAW SEMINAR: “HEALTH CARE PROXY FOR ALL”

Queens, NY, August 1, 2011 – On Thursday, July 28, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., co- sponsored a Senior Sunset Supper that included a Health Care Proxy seminar at Sugar Bun Bakery, 156-22 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, with elder law attorneys and partners at Brady & Marshak, Linda Marshak and Nancy Brady, R.N.  The event kicked off the law firm’s “Health Care Proxy for All” campaign.

August 2, 2011
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Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx

Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx

 

July 18, 2011
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Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tips and Techniques for Caring for Loved Ones and Reducing Stress

Senator Gianaris, Congresswoman Maloney and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York are holding a free seminar to learn about proper caregiving techniques and resources, and how caregiviers can reduce stress and strain when caring for loved ones at home.

RSVP to Kara Hughett at Kara.Hughett@morris-king.c​om or 1-212-561-7424.

Photo ID is required for entry.

July 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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July 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Health Care Proxy Seminar

Queens, NY, July 13, 2011 – On Thursday, July 28, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a senior sunset supper that includes a health care proxy/elder law seminar at Sugar Bun Bakery, 156-22 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, with Linda Marshak, elder law attorney and partner at Brady & Marshak, to kick off their “Health Care Proxy For All” campaign. The event starts at 6 PM.

July 28, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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SENATOR MONTGOMERY HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT DOROTHY BURNHAM, A BROOKLYN “RENAISSANCE WOMAN”

The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO FORCE HHC TO MEET ITS OBLIGATION IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES ON STATEN ISLAND

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, S.2471, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick, which would require the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation to spend a minimum of ten percent of its budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each borough.

June 24, 2011
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New Fire Safety Plans for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: June 24, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

New Fire Safety Plans for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

June 24, 2011
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NEW YORK MUST STAND AGAINST “OBAMACARE”

Senator Ball says “No” to state implementation of “ObamaCare”

June 23, 2011
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NYS Senate Gives Final Legislative Approval to Montgomery Bill Authorizing Nurse Practitioners to Sign Death Certificates

The State Senate gave final legislative approval today  to a bill permitting New York's more than 13,000 nurse practitioners to sign death certificates in the same manner as physicians and other authorized parties. The bill (S.325) is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), who is a member of the Senate Health Committee.

June 23, 2011
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