HEALTH UPDATE AND RESOURCE GUIDE

During the 2014 Legislative Session, several bills were enacted to address important health issues. This report summarizes some of these measures, and gives website addresses where you can obtain more information on these topics.

EPIC

The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program (EPIC), which I helped create, has assisted many senior citizens over the years with the cost of their prescription drugs. This year, legislation was enacted to significantly increase the income eligibility thresholds for the EPIC deductible plan. To learn more, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/ or call 1-800-332-3742.

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2014 Emergency Preparedness Information Page

Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting three Emergency Preparedness Seminars within his district. The meetings, which will be held in Kings Park and Selden, will be free of charge to all in the community.

The meetings will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.  All who attend the meetings will be provided with expert instructions on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, develop a family communications plan, and a variety of other important safety tips.

 

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Senator Farley Reminds Constituents To Be Prepared For Possible Emergencies

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reminds constituents that September is designated as National Preparedness Month.

“With the volatile weather we have had over the past several years,” Senator Farley said, “We should be prepared in case a disaster -- natural or man-made -- happens.”

To highlight the designation of September as National Preparedness Month, Senator Farley offers the following tips:

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