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.
NEW YORK- In an effort to break the Senate stalemate, Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Craig Johnson (D- Nassau), Diane Savino (D- Brooklyn/Staten Island), William Stachowski (D- Erie), Brian Foley (D- Suffolk), David Valesky (D-Cayuga/Madison/Oneida/Onondaga), Darrel Aubertine (D- Jefferson/Oswego/ St. Lawrence), Thomas Duane (D-Manhattan) and George Onorato (D-Queens) proposed a long-term bipartisan operating agreement that would get the Senate back to work.
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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