Issues: Health Care

Fight For A Public Option

Although the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today rejected several amendments to create a public option to compete with the private insurance industry, the fight for real, robust health care reform is not over yet.Our country's private health care system is a catastrophic failure. The insurance industry has been thriving on the backs of sick Americans for far too long – and politicians are allowing them to do it.

September 29, 2009
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AMC holds ceremony for new Tupper Lake buildings

By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: September 23, 2009

TUPPER LAKE - Adirondack Medical Center's building projects in this village show its commitment to the community, AMC officials said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.

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September 23, 2009
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Crain's Health Pulse: Duane: No health cuts

September 22, 2009

New York's health care providers have a new champion in state Sen. Tom Duane, D-Manhattan, chair of the Health Committee. Mr. Duane methodically laid out arguments on why the industry should be spared from cuts in this round in an Aug. 21 letter to state leaders, including Gov. David Paterson and Democratic Sens. John Sampson, Malcolm Smith, Pedro Espada and Jeffrey Klein.

September 22, 2009
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Hospital Closure Planning Act

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 10, 2009

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY ANNOUNCES THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT ENACTS THE HOSPITAL CLOSURE PLANNING ACT

Legislation requires commissioner of health to hold a hearing within 30 days on the impact a hospital closure would have on its service area

September 10, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Financial Information Review

Pursuant to the State Finance Law (Section 23(5)), as amended by Chapter 1 of the laws of 2007, this is the Senate staff report on estimated State receipts and disbursements for the current and ensuing fiscal years.  Pursuant to the statute, included in this report are estimated tax receipts on an all-funds basis, estimated lottery receipts, estimated miscellaneous receipts to be received in the General Fund, and the underlying factors and data upon which such receipts are based. 

August 31, 2009
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SENATOR KRUEGER ATTENDS BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS SUBWAY CARAVAN

New York- State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee (NYCBPLC) today for their annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan.  The Subway Caravan began in 2004 as a means to highlight the importance of breastfeeding and reinforce a women's right to breastfeed wherever they have a right to be.  This year the Caravan celebrated the passage of Senator Krueger's Breastfeeding Bill of Rights (S1107), which is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.  The legislation codifies mothers' rights to breastfeed into a single, concise

August 7, 2009
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BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS PASSES SENATE

(Albany, NY) Just days after new research from the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term study of 140,000 women, indicated clear health benefits relating to breastfeeding for the mother and newborn, the New York State Senate has passed the Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights (S1107A). 

July 17, 2009
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No-Cost Mammograms in Woodhaven

State Senator Joe Addabbo and theAmerican Italian Cancer Foundation areCosponsoring

NO-COST OR LOW-COSTMAMMOGRAMS

The Mobile Mammography Van will be locatedoutside theWoodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps78-15 Jamaica AvenueWoodhaven

Saturday, October 17, 2009AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARYCall 1-800-453-8378 EXT.1

October 17, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Albany

For the First Time, Both Chambers to Consider Identical Bills

April 21, 2009
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1/31/2009: Mary Immaculate Hospital Rally

Senator Huntley opposes Mary Immaculate Hospital closing

January 31, 2009
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1/24/2009: Senator Huntley speaking at St. John's Hospital Rally

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) joins the rally to stop against the closing of Mary Immaculate Hospital

January 24, 2009
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Who Will Decide? Honoring Your Health Care Choices

Who will make your health care decisions should you become unable to do so? It’s estimated that four out of five Americans do not have any written health care directives to help their families make medical decisions for them if they become incapacitated.New York's Health Care Proxy Law protects you and your family by ensuring that your wishes are carried out. The law allows you to appoint someone you trust (your "agent" or "proxy") to make health care decisions for you.

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Health Care Proxy

April 30, 2008
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