Issues: Health Care

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

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

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

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




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

Promoting Affordable Health Coverage To All New Yorkers

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

August 27, 2010

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

Thank you, Senator Diaz

for saying "no" to more healthcare cuts.

August 25, 2010

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

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

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

Cardiovascular Screening Day

State Senator Jeff Klein and Weill Cornell Community Clinic present FREE cardiovascular screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol, at the Throggs Neck Community Center on Saturday, July 31st.  To RSVP, contact Senator Klein's office at 718-822-2049. WALK-INS WELCOME.


**Overnight fasting is required to participate in the screenings.**

July 31, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Annual Health Fair and Picnic

For More Information, Please Contact Lois Menyweather at (718) 949-1601 Office

To Join Invited City and State Agencies, As Well As Other Organizations In Attendance

August 21, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summer Series


Check Your Health Day is the fifth of  six, free community events Senator Parker hosts this summer.

July 30, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins His Majority Conference Colleagues to Pass the Midwifery Modernization Act


NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage in the NYS Senate and the NYS Assembly of the Midwifery Modernization Act. The legislation will eliminate the requirement for a written practice agreement (WPA) for licensed midwives to practice in New York State.

 Senator Adams’ statement: “Midwives are governed by rigorous educational requirements and regulations, and they provide excellent maternity, gynecological, and primary health care for their clients. They are committed to providing safe care for women and infants.

July 7, 2010

Midwives Act

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 7, 2010Contact: Lisa King | |(518) 455-2415

Senator Huntley: Senate ‘Midwives’ Bill Gives WomenMore Health Care Choices

July 6, 2010


State Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced that his bill dealing with refilling of eye drop prescriptions has unanimously passed the Senate. 

June 30, 2010

Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

Protects our children’s education.
Provides much-needed property tax relief.
Makes the smart spending cuts to give New Yorkers a government they can afford.
Maintains the state’s investment in the Tuition Assistance Program which helps tens of thousands of students succeed in college annually.
Ensures support for unemployed New Yorkers who are seeking work as a result of the national economic downturn.
Delivers the services and programs most important to the health and well being of our seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities.


June 28, 2010
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