Issues: Health Care

April 13, 2010
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St. Sarkis Health Expo Slated For April 18th

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be join with Councilman Dan Halloran in co-sponsoring a health expo at St. Sarkis Armenian Church on Sunday afternoon April 18, The expo will run from 1 pm to 6 pm and will take place at the church located at 38-55 234 Street in Douglaston (just north of the Douglaston LIRR station).

April 9, 2010
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Phelps' Special Care Nursery Visit

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins visits Phelps' Special Care Nursery

Phelps' Special Care Nursery offers medical care to newborns that require hospitalization, including infants that are born up to 34 weeks premature.

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins recently secured a $100,000 grant to upgrade and renovate the newborn nursery.

April 7, 2010
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Nurse Practitioners Lobby Lawmakers

Nurse practioners from Brooklyn and elsewhere throughout the City bring their legislative agenda to Albany, urging lawmakers to pass bills that would expand their scope of practice in various ways. Senator Montgomery is a sponsor of several proposals that would expand the role of these vital health care providers. 

April 7, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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NEW MEDICAID FRAUD SCAMS HIGHLIGHT URGENT NEED TO FIGHT BACK

Senate Republicans Recommend Reforms To Stop Medicaid Fraud That’s Driving Up Local Property Taxes

Albany- New reports today of Medicaid fraud scams in New York City highlight the urgent need to stop Medicaid fraud and abuse that is driving up state and local spending and property taxes, Senator Marty Golden said.

March 30, 2010
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Statement Of Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

After months of open and often times hostile debate, Democrats in Congress boldly stood up for the rights of Americans and their health care. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers don’t have health insurance or access to quality health care, and too many have gone broke just because they became ill.

March 22, 2010
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Padavan Greets Members of the Queens Medical Society At West Capitol Park

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) addressed a statewide group of physicians and medical professionals from Queens and throughout the state at West Capitol Park during their Lobby Day on Tuesday March 9, 2010. During his remarks on the steps of the park, Padavan called for tort reform that will limit and lessen the burden of large increases in medical liability insurance premiums placed on doctors, physicians and medical professionals in New York. Senator Padavan addresses the physicians and medical professionals from the Medical Society outside the State Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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March 8, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 123 CAP

March 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Votes For Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

March 3, 2010
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Capitol News: Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Model for Better Health Care Health Care

By Senator Thomas K. Duane In our nation’s capital, the extensive debate over federal health care reform focused attention both on how best to provide health insurance as well as how best to deliver high-quality, affordable health care. One way in which New York State is taking a lead in the latter is by focusing our resources on developing and strengthening primary and preventive care. To achieve that goal, we are encouraging the development and support of the emerging patient-centered medical home model.

March 3, 2010
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Times Union: Yes, marijuana, as medicine

Imagine, an open and honest debate in the state Senate, and on a very relevant and substantive issue. What happens all too rarely could happen quite soon, on the topic of legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

March 3, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 2010
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