Senator Breslin Urges HMOs To Help Close The Healthcare Gap In New York's Underserved Communities

State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Albany) praised legislation introduced by State Senator John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) that would improve health care in medically-underserved communities, stimulate local economies by helping start-up businesses obtain health insurance and reduce the soaring costs of health care premiums by returning regulation of HMO rates to the State Insurance Department. The Albany lawmaker noted that Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) profits nearly doubled between 2001 and 2005, from $672 million to $1.3 billion, while HMO payment reimbursements decreased.

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Medically Underserved Communities To Benefit Under Proposed Health Plan

State Senator David Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised legislation introduced by Senate Democrats to improve health care in medically-underserved communities, stimulate local economies by helping start-up businesses obtain health insurance and reduce the soaring costs of health care premiums by returning regulation of HMO rates to the State Insurance Department.

Sen. Valesky noted that Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) profits nearly doubled between 2001 and 2005, from $672 million to $1.3 billion, while HMO payment reimbursements decreased.

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Senator Thompson To Hold Forum On Judicial Diversity

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Senator Adams Unveils Legislation To Improve Gun Crime Tracking Methods

New York.- New York State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) announced today two bills to improve efforts in the prevention and prosecution of gun-related crime through novel ammunition tracking and registration methods. Senator Adams was joined by New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, state senators Eric T.

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Senator Golden Invites Nominees For "women Of Distinction"

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction." The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on June 5th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.

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Klein Says: Grannis Good For Green

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) expressed his avid support for Assemblyman Pete Grannis’ nomination to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, taking note of his exemplary record on environmental issues including a profound commitment to public health:“Pete Grannis’ unflinching dedication to the environment is without par.

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Senate Budget Increases School Aid By $514 Million

The Senate today approved it’s 2007-08 State budget plan for education that adds $358 million in school aid, which generates over $514 million on a school year basis, to the Governor’s school aid package to ensure a fair distribution of school aid to districts throughout the State. The budget represents the largest school aid increase in the history of New York. In addition, the Senate education budget provides greater direct relief for property taxpayers and includes a plan to help students and their families afford the cost of higher education.

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Senator Young Pushes for Team Effort to Avoid More Flooding Mishaps

 

PORTVILLE - The flooding of a Portville senior citizen complex was "a catastrophe that never should happen again," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

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Senator Young Pushes For Team Effort To Avoid More Flooding Mishaps

PORTVILLE - The flooding of a Portville senior citizen complex was "a catastrophe that never should happen again," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

"This incident underscores the need for emergency preparedness.

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Senator Golden Statement On Caravan For Kids

Senator Marty Golden today issued the followed statement on the Caravan For Kids Campaign planned visit to his Brooklyn District Office:“Thank you for coming by my office during the Caravan for Kids. I want you to know that insuring a quality education for our children is something that is very important to me.

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