Issues: Health Care

SENATOR ADDABBO'S FREE HEALTH FAIR IN OZONE PARK DRAWS 80 AREA RESIDENTS

Queens, NY, September 28, 2010 – On Sunday, September 26, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Health Fair at the Nativity B.V.M. Church basement, 101-41 91st Street, Ozone Park. A vast array of free services were provided by 21 vendors, ensuring that individuals have the tools they need to lead healthy and active lives, and included:  Queens Hospital Center, Pearle Vision, EPIC, Jamaica Hospital, AIDS Center of Queens County, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Food Bank of NY, Ozone Park Kiwanis, Cross Bay Chemist, and Dr. Musnik, chiropractor. Eighty residents from the surrounding area attended the event.  New York Life Insurance made ID cards for children and Pearle Vision provided each participant with a free coupon for a comprehensive eye exam.

September 28, 2010
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Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State To Present Padavan With Legislator of the Year Award for 2010

The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State have announced that they are presenting New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) with their prestigious Legislator of the Year Award for 2010 in late October.  The Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State was founded in 1946 and serves as a multi-service organization to assist and provide vital services to the families of children with cerebral palsy.    The award recognizes Padavan’s significant contributions through the legislative process that have resulted in increased independence, productivity or integration for people with cerebral palsy and other significant disabilities, or is a benefit to their families.

September 28, 2010
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Aubertine: Grant Brings New Medical Equipment to SUNY Canton

Senator secures $15k for nursing program, helping prepare tomorrow’s healthcare workers

CANTON (September 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine visited Wicks Hall on the SUNY Canton campus today to announce a $15,000 legislative grant to help the college update its nursing facilities and equipment.

September 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SPONSORS FREE FLU CLINIC AT ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he is sponsoring a FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, starting at 12 Noon.  There are 400 immunizations that will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.

September 24, 2010
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Press Conference: Hospital Closure Planning Act Legislation

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2010Contacts: Antonio Rodriguez (Huntley)| (518) 455-3531Jane Carey (Lancman) | (718) 820-0241

*Media Advisory*

Queens Elected Officials To Urge Governor Paterson To Sign Into Law Renegotiated “Hospital Closure Planning Act”

Present version updated to address Governor’s concerns after veto last year

September 24, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Aubertine Secures $100k for Samaritan Keep Home

 

Senator announces funding Tuesday, meets with seniors, staff at skilled nursing facility

WATERTOWN (September 21, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine visited the Samaritan Keep Home today to meet with seniors and announce a $100,000 legislative grant to help the nursing home facility with the digitization of its patient’s medical records.

September 21, 2010
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Healthcare Update Newsletter: Effects of Healthcare Reform Legislation

I know how confusing healthcare insurance issues can be, and in times like these, with new Federal legislation, these issues can get even more complicated. My office has received a great many calls from constituents seeking assistance in navigating issues of access to healthcare and in dealing with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. As New York State moves toward implementing Federal healthcare reform, there are many new questions about what changes to expect. This newsletter is an effort to address some of these questions.

Please see attached newsletter.

File: 
Healthcare Mailer 9.2010.pdf

September 21, 2010
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September 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

Already post-Labor Day–wow!

In reviewing what summer 2010 will be remembered for, I am struck by the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf, the hottest summer on record in New York City and a disturbing upsurge in Islamophobia throughout the US, including right here in New York City.

Early September this year brings the Jewish New Year (L’SHANA TOVA 5771 to those of you who are celebrating) and so too the end of Ramadan for the Muslim community, which is celebrated with a big feast, that happens to fall on September 11th this year. Jewish and Muslim holidays move dates every year due to solar changes.

File: 
Sept 2010 CB- PRINT.pdf

September 21, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Secures $200,000 for North Country Children’s Clinic

 

 

Funding protects Clinic’s vital programming to maintain services to uninsured, underinsured

WATERTOWN (August 17, 2010)—The North Country Children’s Clinic and State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today announced that the clinic has received a $200,000 legislative grant secured by the Senator to help the clinic cover the cost of medical and dental care for uninsured and underinsured children.

 

September 17, 2010
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Padavan To Sponsor Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo October 3rd In Bayside

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be hosting his annual Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo for families and seniors throughout Northeast Queens on Sunday October 3, 2010. The expo will take from 12 pm to 3 pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church located at 34-45 202nd Street in Bayside.

September 13, 2010
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Senator Foley, Suffolk County Legislators Propose PBC for Foley Skilled Nursing Facility

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and members of the Suffolk County Legislature announced today their proposal for the creation of a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) for the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility. This proposal would protect the public mission of the facility by avoiding its sale to a private entity, while relieving the county of the responsibility for operating the facility.

September 3, 2010
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Public Hearing: Impact of New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act (Public Health Law, Article 13-E) on improving public health.

 SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

SUBJECT:      Impact of New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act (Public Health Law, Article 13-E) on improving public health.

PURPOSE:     To learn how the State’s regulation of smoking and tobacco products works to improve the health of all New Yorkers and any actions needed for continued benefits.  Are we doing enough?

September 23, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Promoting Affordable Health Coverage To All New Yorkers

Small Businesses Have a More Affordable Buy-In Option Under Enhanced Program

August 27, 2010
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New York's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Now Accepting Applications


NY Bridge Plan Will Begin October 1, 2010

 


 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that a new insurance program to assist those individuals who have pre-existing health conditions is now accepting applications for coverage. The NY Bridge Plan, as the new program is known, will start providing coverage on October 1st to those people accepted into the program.

 

August 26, 2010
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Thank you, Senator Diaz

for saying "no" to more healthcare cuts.

August 25, 2010
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Senator Parker teamed up Shamika Yearwood & New York Blood Center to encourage New Yorkers to give blood

Senator Parker partnered with New York Blood Center and college intern Shamika Yearwood to encourage Flatbush residents to donateblood at the Senator’s constituent service day event.  To incentivize would be donors, the New York Blood Center promised Ms. Yearwood a $250 scholarship towards her tuition if she could help them collect 40 pints of blood.

August 9, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

Action taken by the United States Senate today is welcome news for New York and other states struggling to overcome historic budget deficits. I urge the House of Representatives to act as quickly as possible and applaud Speaker Pelosi for indicating the House will return from recess to take a vote on this critical funding. Those who supported SA 4575 on FMAP and education funding for state governments understand what the consequences of inaction would mean to our state’s health care services, education programs, and organizations that provide for the needy throughout New York. The Senate’s legislation will also secure jobs for hundreds of thousands of firefighters, police officers, and teachers, keeping our communities safe and economy growing. 

August 5, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson RE: FMAP Funding

Today’s action by the US Senate on SA 4575 on FMAP, Education, and SNAP funding for state governments is a welcome sign Washington understands the fiscal pressures New York and other states are struggling to overcome.

August 4, 2010
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