Issues: Health

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 Practioners Bring Their Legislative Agenda to Albany

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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Senator says progress being made with 9/11 related worker claims

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District), the Senate sponsor of “Jimmy Nolan’s Law”, which allowed 9/11 workers a one year extension to file injury claims, announced today that she was encouraged that New York City is finally taking steps to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who have sustained long term health problems as a result of their work at the World Trade Center site.

April 5, 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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Floor Speech on Ending Rent Disparity for NYC HIV/AIDS Services Admin Clients

At 3:00 am on the morning of July 17th, during a marathon legislative session, Senator Duane passionately advocated on the Senate floor to ensure low-income people with AIDS receiving public housing assistance pay no more than 30% of their disability income towards their rent. Under current state law, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance mandates that New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) clients receiving both federal disability income and rental assistance are allowed to keep only $330 above the cost of their rent.

April 1, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Would Promote Fishing Events for Veterans

 

Legislation provides for free temporary licenses to use fishing as rehab for military personnel

WATERTOWN (April 1, 2010)—With trout and salmon fishing season beginning today, State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said he is pushing legislation (S.7041) that would encourage more fishing events as physical and emotional rehabilitation for veterans or active duty members of the armed forces.

April 1, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Legislation Empowering Families with Healthcare Decisions

Family Healthcare Decisions Act Passes After Being Stalled for 17 Years

March 30, 2010
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Local Bone Marrow Registration Drive Being Held Later this Week

Albany, N.Y., March 22--State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) reminded area residents today that the American Cancer Society of Elmira and the Rochester-based Be The Match Foundation will sponsor a two-day Bone Marrow Registration Drive later this week.

“It’s a great cause and an incredibly meaningful effort for potential recipients and donors alike,” Winner said.

March 26, 2010
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Making America's Healthcare System Well Again

By State Senator John L. Sampson, Majority Conference Leader

March 24, 2010
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Making America's Healthcare System Well Again

After more than seven long months of hard, sometimes hostile, political and public debate an historic reform of the United States healthcare system is now a done deal. President Barack Obama has gotten back his political mojo and helped deliver what is bound to be the most important legacy of his presidency.

March 24, 2010
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Springbrook Set To Expand - Boosts Economy, Enhances Services For Children

By Denise Richardson

The Daily Star

A proposed school for autistic children will create 112 jobs, fuel the local economy and provide instruction and care for pupils sent to other states for services.

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March 24, 2010
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ADDABBO AND NOLAN HOLD FREE HEALTH FAIR IN RIDGEWOOD

New York State Senate Member

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

March 23, 2010
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Chamber's HealthWorks Program Logs Big Numbers

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's low-cost health insurance program, Brooklyn HealthWorks, is proving it's the little engine that could! The program created for Brooklyn's small business community now insures more than 540 businesses including over 2,540 employees and their dependents. These record numbers come at a time when enrollment in other regions and other programs have stayed flat or have declined.

 

March 23, 2010
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Senator Farley Announces Annual Community Wellness Day Slated for April 9th in Amsterdam

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Catholic Charities Family Resource and Support Center staff are partnering once again to host a free Community and Family Wellness Day on Friday, April 9th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam. The event will include a variety of activities for all ages.

March 22, 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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Senate Republican Medicaid Task Force Issues Report

Medicaid continues to be the fastest growing part of state and county budgets. New York spends more than $52 billion annually, 70% more than the national average. Additionally, more than one in five New Yorkers are on the Medicaid rolls. The sweeping policy recommendations of the Task Force will empower county executives and district attorneys to boost their local Medicaid fraud efforts, combat waste and abuse within the system and save taxpayers as much as $500 million this year. The Senate Republican Task Force recommends:

March 19, 2010
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NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Encouraged by Potential 9/11 Health Settlement; Urges Workers to Weight in as Judge Holds Hearings

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District), the Senate sponsor of “Jimmy Nolan’s Law”, which allowed 9/11 workers a one year extension to file injury claims, announced today that she was encouraged that New York City is finally taking steps to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who have sustained long term health problems as a result of their work at the World Trade Center site.  Senator Stewart-Cousins also commends federal judge Alvin Hellerstein for holding hearings so that injur

March 18, 2010
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