Issues: Health Care

Medical Malpractive Focus of Senate Hearing

State Senator Betty Little listens to the response of a question she posed during a New York State Senate hearing about medical malpractice reform.  While the health care debate continues in Washington, D.C., Little and her colleagues are examining ways to control health care costs in New York State.

Little is pictured next to Sen. Neil Breslin of Albany during the December 1 hearing in the state Capital.

 

December 8, 2009
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Sen. Duane Announces Public Roundtable on Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Thomas K. Duane, Chair

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE

November 30, 2009
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THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL'S WEEKLY FLU UPDATE

Visit the Center for Disease Control's weekly seasonal flu update at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/ 

Visit the New York State Department of Health's flu information webpage at:  http://www.nyhealth.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/h1n1/

November 24, 2009
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SENATE PASSES LANDMARK CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL

Legislation Safeguards Seniors Entering into Life Settlement Insurance Arrangements

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced passage of legislation, S.3655A (Breslin), to protect individuals who, for various reasons, choose to sell their life insurance policies.

November 17, 2009
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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Senator Schneiderman Discusses "Ian's Law" on MSNBC

Senator Eric T. Schneiderman appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown" program to discuss "Ian's Law."

November 9, 2009
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Protecting Patients From Insurance Abuses: Groundbreaking Legislation

 ‘Ian’s Law’ Bars Insurance Companies from Denying Care to Patients

 

November 4, 2009
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Senator Savino sponsors free screenings and funding for women's health

(Brooklyn) – On Thursday October 22, women in Brooklyn received free mammograms from an event sponsored by Senator Diane J. Savino in conjunction with the American-Italian cancer foundation.  In addition, Senator Savino also announced that she had secured capital funding for future digital technology for the foundation.

November 2, 2009
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Halloween Bash

Join us on October 30, 2009 for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Cromwell Recreation Center.  Free cady bags, a costume contest and a haunted house are provided for children.  Also, for parents  information on Free or Affordable Health care for children & adults.  Please refer to the attached pdf file for more information.

October 30, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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October 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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October 22, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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No-Cost Mammograms

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

Look for the Mobile Mammography Van at Beacon Chrisitan Community Healt Center For No - Cost Mammograms,

An Appointment Is Necessary: 718 - 815 - 6560

Medical Services Provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc

Eligibility Criteria: Women age 40 and older                            No mammogram in the past 12 months

November 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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No-Cost Mammograms

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

Look for the Mobile Mammography Van at Health PlusFor No - Cost Mammograms,

An Appointment Is Necessary: 718 - 491 - 7475

Medical Services Provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc

Eligibility Criteria: Women age 40 and older                      No mammogram in the past 12 months

October 22, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Recording of Senator Squadron's October 14th community convention follow-up call

On October 14th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention held in March. The discussion focused on Public Housing, Rent Regulations, Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights, Public Assistance and Social Services, Disability Access, Senior Citizens’ Concerns and Health and Health Care.

The call was the fourth and final call in a series of community convention update calls, all of which were open to the public.

October 14, 2009
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Senator Serrano Honored for Advocacy Against Domestic Violence

Today Senator Serrano was honored for his support of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), and for his commitment to combating sexual assault and domestic violence in underserved areas.

“It is vital that survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have advocates  and counselors available to support them through a process that is often very painful,” said Senator Serrano.

October 1, 2009
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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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