Proposes Expanding EPIC eligibilityCoverage for An Additional 5,000 Seniors ALBANY, NY-Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Ruben Diaz Sr., Chairman of the Aging Committee, joined with AARP and the Statewide Senior Action Network to call for passage of his legislation which would increase medical coverage for thousands of seniors by raising the income threshold of EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage).
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Investigation Finds NYS HMO’s Restrict Access to Prescription Drugs Critical to Treating HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Heart Disease
Presents Legislation that would Stop Insurance Companies from Creating Hurdles for Patients Seeking Brand Name Drugs
NEW YORK- Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan), Members of the NYS Medical Society, Members of the NYS Rheumatology Society, Members of the NYC Pharmacists Society, Physicians and Victims released the results of his second annual report, For Health or Profit, detailing how insurance companies restrict their members’ access to brand-name prescription drugs that treat serious health conditions like cancer and cardiovascular disease on Sunday.
Senator Klein joins Bronx family in calling for participation in DKMS Bone Marrow Drive
NEW YORK, NY- On Thursday, May 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Wolfgang Billstein, CEO of DKMS Americas, Katharina Harf, Executive Vice President of DKMS Americas and the family of 6-month-old Sophia Lopez to urge New York City residents to attend a bone marrow drive for Sophia who suffers from a life-threatening blood disease.
Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help NYS Local Farmers Deliver Produce in Urban Areas
ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed his legislation to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Klein’s bill (S.6203/NYS Assembly same-as A.6408/Ortiz) authorizes the NYS Urban Development Corporation to offer loans and grants to local and regional farmers, making it easier for them to distribute and transport produce to grocery stores and green markets.
Klein Bill Establishes Uniform Letter Grade System for Restaurant Inspections
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Thursday that the Senate passed his legislation to establish a uniform, state-wide grading system for restaurants. Klein’s bill (S.8171) would require the NYS Commissioner of Health to establish a uniform letter grading system of “A,” “B,” and “C” to classify restaurant inspection results and mandate that restaurants prominently display their letter grade for patrons.