This past year, we were successful in restoring funding to the EPIC program, which assists low-income seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs. I helped establish this program, and restoring these funds was an important priority for me.
These budget restorations will significantly benefit eligible seniors, and will result in the restoration of the two plan system: the EPIC fee program and the EPIC deductible plan.
The Health Department will be contacting all current EPIC members about these changes, so please keep an eye out for a letter from them.
It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.
In June, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to strengthen New York’s laws and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. However, action is still needed by the State Assembly on this bill.