Investigation Finds NYS HMO’s Restrict Access to Prescription Drugs Critical to Treating HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Heart Disease
Presents Legislation that would Stop Insurance Companies from Creating Hurdles for Patients Seeking Brand Name Drugs
NEW YORK- Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan), Members of the NYS Medical Society, Members of the NYS Rheumatology Society, Members of the NYC Pharmacists Society, Physicians and Victims released the results of his second annual report, For Health or Profit, detailing how insurance companies restrict their members’ access to brand-name prescription drugs that treat serious health conditions like cancer and cardiovascular disease on Sunday.
Join NY State Senator Tom Duane for a 29th District Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 6:30-8:30 PM at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, 2nd Floor (between 7th & 8th Avenues) Senator Duane will address:
-The state of the NYS Senate -What's ahead in Albany and the District -Constituent questions and concerns -How he and his staff can help you
Yesterday, New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan held an educational forum at the Liberty Elementary School in Valley Cottage to mark the start of National Immunization Awareness Month. The Senator used the forum to remind parents getting their children ready for school, sending a student to college, healthcare-workers and seniors about the importance of keeping vaccinations update.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital. The new facility more than doubles the hospital's original breast center and allows the hospital to expand its diagnostic services. Senator LaValle is committed to bringing advanced medical technologies to eastern Long Island so that residents will have access to state-of-the-art health care services close to home.
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
I applaud the City for its proactive strategies to combat the shortage of healthy and affordable food throughout the five boroughs. Last year, I convened a task force of local stakeholders to address concerns and identify solutions in East Harlem, and my office even mapped out the closures of several local grocery stores. As part of that process, I had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Department of City Planning and the Mayor’s Office, and I was impressed by their expertise and thorough understanding of the problem.
“Our investments in education are among the most important responsibilities before the Senate, and we applaud the selection of Dr. David Steiner by the Board of Regents as our state’s new education commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York.