Posted by Greg Ball on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
March is brain injury awareness month. Senator Greg Ball (R, C—Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess) on Brain Injury Awareness Day, March 16th, joined Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, Senator George Maziarz, co-sponsor, and members of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, a group that advocates nationwide for victims of brain injuries, to push for legislative action on the Concussion Management Awareness Act.“We realize now what we may not have known a few decades back. Concussions create long-term, detrimental health effects, and those hits taken on the playing fields can have substantial and lasting impacts. It’s time to get serious and protect our young athletes so they can enjoy long and healthy lives,” said Senator Ball.
Joined by veterans and veteran’s advocates earlier today, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino promoted the “Smiling on America’s Heroes,” a discount dental and eye care program that is available to veterans and their dependents. Also endorsing it was State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, and Assemblyman Bob Castelli, R-Goldens Bridge.
State and county politicians gathered in White Plains Monday in an effort to raise awareness for Smiling on America’s Heroes—a new program that provides discounted dental and eye care for retired military veterans.
ALBANY — While advocacy groups continue to sound the alarm about New York’s lack of progress in creating a health-care exchange, Republican leaders in the Senate, where the bill is stalled, are saying there’s no rush.
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — After the Friday rain subsided near the entrance of the Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, Greg Ball stepped up to the podium on the sidewalk and spoke of the bill he has been promoting to make health insurance companies become more transparent to their patients.