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LOHUD: REACTION TO CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE PLAN MIXED

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

As expected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly issued directive establishing a statewide health care exchange has drawn a considerable amount of reaction from advocacy groups and lawmakers.

April 13, 2012
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NORTH COUNTY PUBLIC RADIO (AUDIO): GOV. ANDREW CUOMO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES

 

(04/13/12) Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange after the legislature failed to do so. The exchange is required by the new federal health care law. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has details.

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April 13, 2012
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YNN: CUOMO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR STATEWIDE HEALTH EXCHANGE

 

By: Nick Reisman

ALBANY, N.Y. — As expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday unveiled his executive order creating a statewide health insurance exchange, a requirement of the federal health care that could be undone by the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 13, 2012
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WXXI NEWS (AUDIO): CUOMO ISSUES ORDER FOR HEALTH EXCHANGES

 

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Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange, required by the federal health care reform law, after the legislature failed to act.

April 13, 2012
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO ORDERS CREATION OF NEW YORK HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE

 

By The Associated Press 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Thursday to establish a statewide health insurance exchange intended to reduce coverage costs for individuals, small businesses and local governments.

April 13, 2012
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NEW YORK TIMES: CUOMO ACTS TO ADVANCE HEALTH LAW IN NEW YORK

 

By THOMAS KAPLAN

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, stepping into the national debate over President Obama’s health care law, used his executive power on Thursday to carry out one of its critical features in New York after the state’s Republican lawmakers blocked legislation to do so.

April 13, 2012
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POLITICKER: GREG BALL SAYS CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE IS ‘SIMPLY NOT PRUDENT’

 

By Hunter Walker

Governor Andrew Cuomo overrode the State Senate Republican majority’s opposition to his Health Exchange with an executive order today, but at least one state senator is still fighting the plan — Greg Ball. Mr. Ball issued a statement blasting the exchange, which is part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul that’s being debated in the Supreme Court as a “large and expensive government program that may never get off of the ground.”

“Any rush towards enacting Obamacare is more political than reality,” Mr. Ball said.

Under President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, states can receive federal funding for healthcare exchanges if they demonstrate they have a plan for an exchange that will be operational by January 1, 2014. States that do not set up their own exchange will be required to participate in a federal healthcare exchange program. Though the Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, according to the governor’s office, federal funding for the exchanges has already been allocated and will not be affected by the Court’s ruling.

April 12, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO HOST FOLLOW UP MEETING ON STUDENT TRANSPORTATION ISSUE

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Monday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.***

April 12, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL STATEMENT ON CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE

 

  Ball, “Obamacare Push Unwise”

“Any rush towards enacting Obamacare is more political than reality. The promise of federal funding is not without strings and the program itself will ultimately, if enacted, cost New York taxpayers billions of additional dollars that we do not have. Furthermore, with the fundamental constitutionality of the overall looming program in immediate question and the presidency hanging in the balance there is zero need to build an initial framework for a large and expensive government program that may never get off of the ground. We can and should make landmark reforms, including reigning in big insurance in New York, but moving forward now to enact Obamacare is simply not prudent.”

 

April 12, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: MORE OR LESS BUSING TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS?

 

Written by Matt Spillane

For years, the responsibility of transporting children to private schools has fallen on public school districts. In better times, the arrangement was carried out largely without opposition. But as districts search for ways to keep budgets down, there is a debate brewing over how much help public tax dollars should provide to bus children to private schools.

April 12, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: VETERANS WALL OF FAME UNVEILED IN SOMERS

by Katherine Pacchiana

 

SOMERS, N.Y. – State Sen. Greg Ball’s Veterans Wall of Fame has gone into traveling mode. A foldable wall has been created to display write-ups of the men and women of the 40th Senate District who have been named to the list of outstanding American veterans.

April 12, 2012
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April 11, 2012
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April 11, 2012
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: IBM AGAIN FAILS N.Y.

 

By: Senator Greg Ball

A few months back I stood alone, warning of my fears of relying upon promises from IBM, a global outsourcing giant, without getting those guarantees in writing. I simply asked that we get a confirmation in writing. Nothing more. Nothing less. Alone, I warned our leaders that we should not reward these global giants with an even larger giveaway of corporate welfare, without getting confirmation that such funds would not be used to outsource American jobs. Not even a few years prior, we found IBM cashing checks from taxpayers while simultaneously patenting a new technology specifically designed to outsource New York jobs. Sadly, instead of learning from the past, IBM was handed another $400 million in incentives, direct and indirect. As small businesses everywhere are shutting their doors, I spoke out about the fact that this was an unacceptable risk without written confirmation to protect American jobs.

April 11, 2012
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SENATOR BALL VETERANS TRAVELING WALL STOPS AT SOMERS HIGH SCHOOL

 

Somers, N.Y.  – (4/10/12) – On Tuesday, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at Somers High School.

April 11, 2012
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SENATOR BALL & THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER HOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTALBE

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 4/10/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) along with the Business Council of Westchester will be hosting an economic development roundtable on April 16th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.

April 10, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS FREE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 4/10/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) will be hosting a free Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Muriel H. Morabito Community Center, 29 Westbrook Drive, Cortlandt Manor.

April 10, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO HOST FREE COMMUNITY BBQ IN PEEKSKILL THIS WEEKEND

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Sunday, April 15th at 12:00 p.m.***

April 9, 2012
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HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL CENTER AND SENATOR GREG BALL HOST “SPRING CHECK UP” SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

 

  Health Screenings April 20 at Muriel Morabito Community Center    

April 9, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT SOMERS HS

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (4/5/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will present his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Somers High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

April 9, 2012
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