Issues: Health Care

Autism Awareness Month

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 6, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | | (518) 455-3531

APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTHSenator Shirley L. Huntley supports Autism Advocacy

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month and encourages New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.

April 6, 2011

IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today


ALBANY, N.Y. The Independent Democratic Conference and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family today in a push for life saving legislation.

April 5, 2011

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

29 de Marzo de 2011



Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

El presupuesto que el Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York Andrew Cuomo ha sometido para este año traerá consecuencias fatales para nuestra comunidad.

Aunque logramos restituir el dinero para mantener abierto los centros de ancianos y la amenaza de cerrar 105 centros de personas mayores de edad ya no es real, por otro lado en el presupuesto el Gobernador Cuomo pide un corte de 2.8 billones de dolares en los beneficios de medicaid.

March 29, 2011

Honoring Dr. Mruczek's distinguished career

Senator George Maziarz recently attended the retirement dinner held in honor of Dr. Arthur Mruczek of Medina.  A packed house filled the Ridgeway Fire Hall to pay tribute to this dedicated medical professional and community leader. 

March 28, 2011

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Commack Hosts a Community Lecture on Myeloma

Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a free patient program on the diagnosis, treatment, and side effects management of myeloma on Wednesday, March 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  The event will be held at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Commack located at 650 Commack Road in Commack.

March 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

On Friday, March 4th, Senator Robach spoke at 'South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness'. During the event, free health screenings were given to the uninsured, ages 40 and older. South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness also featured remarks from cancer survivor Ronald Banks. For more information on the Center for Community Health, you can visit


Pictured with Senator Robach are (from left to right)Julie Fugle, Arnishia Jordan, Judy Bermudez, Ronald Banks, Candice Lucas, Evie Hurt, and Gabriela Conti.

March 9, 2011

Supporting independent pharmacists and protecting consumer choice

Senator George Maziarz joined with independent pharmacists from around the state today to promote legislation he introduced (S.3510) that would prohibit health insurers from requiring prescribed drugs be obtained from mail order pharmacies.

March 2, 2011

3/1/2011: Press Conference on Eating Disorder

New York State LegislatureFor Immediate Release: Thursday, March 1, 2011  Contacts: Anton Konev for Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera (518) 455-5102                 Bryant Gaspard for Senator Shirley L.

March 1, 2011

3/1/2011: Press Conference on Eating Disorders

New York State Legislature

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 1, 2011

Contacts: Anton Konev | Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera | (518) 455-5102

Bryant Gaspard | Senator Shirley L. Huntley | (518) 455-3531

Lynn Grefe, CEO of National Eating Disorder Association (917) 226-9145


March 1, 2011

Senator Krueger Speaks Up For Women's Health

This Saturday, the 26th, Senator Krueger joined thousands of people at the Stand Up For Women’s Health Rally, a rally in support of Planned Parenthood. Below is what she had to say.

February 28, 2011

IDC: State Insurance Department Can Help Redesign Medicaid Now

Independent Dems Call for Action on Klein law that will save $61 Million


Final LTC report.pdf

February 28, 2011

Oak Orchard Health expands

Senator George Maziarz helped cut the ribbon to mark the completion of a reconstruction and expansion project at Oak Orchard Health in Albion.  More room was added to the facility for doctors and patients thanks in part to HEAL-NY grant funding. 

February 22, 2011

Senator Krueger Raises Alarm on Threat to Women’s Rights and Rallies Colleagues Around Support for Planned Parenthood

For Immediate Release | February 16, 2011

Katie Kincaid | | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) With mounting evidence that Congress is embarking on a crusade against women’s reproductive rights, including efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) is working with Senate leadership and advocates to build a coalition in support of Planned Parenthood and against anti-choice legislation.

As a sign of unity, Senator Krueger gathered 22 of her colleagues to sign a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for him to drop his war against Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive health.

February 16, 2011

Cardinal McCloskey Services Visits Albany

ALBANY, NY (2/15/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C - Patterson) met with a group from Cardinal McCloskey Services in Albany on Tuesday to discuss the impacts of Governor Cuomo's budget cuts on the assisted living services.

Photo: Percy, John, and Ivira from Cardinal McCloskey Services. 

February 15, 2011

Senator Martins Discusses Healthcare With Student Health Center Advocates

State Senator Jack M. Martins met with students from throughout the 7th Senate District, including Elmont, Hempstead, Bellerose Terrace, Westbury, South Floral Park and New Cassell, to discuss school-based health centers. The group of high school seniors met with Senator Martins to advocate for preventative and basic health care coverage for young people who do not have health care coverage. Winthrop University Hospital currently funds the program that provides primary care services to young people.

February 10, 2011

Hospital Leaders Meet

New York State Senator Ken LaValle recently met with hospital leaders to discuss regional issues. From left, Ken Roberts, President of Mather Hosptial; LaValle; Ken Jacoppi, Board President Mather Hospital; and Dr. Ken Kaushansky, Dean, School of Medicine and SVP Health Sciences of Stony Brook University.

February 2, 2011
February 2, 2011
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