Neil D. Breslin's Press releases

Historic Managed Care Reform Bill Is Signed into Law by the Governor

Thursday July 30, 2009

(Albany, New York)- New York State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce legislation (S5472A) which he sponsored has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. This legislation further reforms the way managed care is delivered in New York State, to bring additional parity and fairness between patients, hospitals, physicians, and health plans.

July 30, 2009
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State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

Extends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

Tuesday July 21, 2009

July 22, 2009
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State Senate Passes Senator Breslin’s Bill Authorizing Demonstration Program to Make Health Insurance More Affordable

Tuesday  July 21, 2009

(Albany, New York)- State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that legislation he sponsored, Senate bill 4602A, was passed by the New York State Senate last week.  This legislation will provide more affordable health insurance options to independent contractors, part-time workers, temporary workers and other individuals.

July 22, 2009
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Big Boost for Small Businesses As Senate Passes Micro-Business Development Program

Wednesday July 22, 2009

(Albany, New York) Smaller family-owned businesses, and mom-and-pop operations, received some much needed help from Albany as Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) and the Senate Majority approved a measure that will assist small businesses across New York State (known as “micro-businesses”).

July 22, 2009
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Statement from Senator Neil Breslin

As you may be aware, there have been some dramatic events in the New York State Senate.

On Monday, June 8th the Minority Conference attempted a self-serving power grab that has thrown the State Senate into complete gridlock.

July 1, 2009
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Senate Votes To Protect Subcontractor/Supplier Rights

Law closes contingent payment clause loophole

(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that Senate bill number 800 which he sponsored has passed the New York State Senate. This legislation will close a loophole contractors used to avoid payments to their subcontractors and material suppliers until they were paid. Under the previous law, contractors were able to avoid payments by invoking a contingent payment clause with the subcontractors and material suppliers.

June 2, 2009
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Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA Benefits

June 2, 2009

Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA BenefitsExtends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that the New York State Senate passed S5471 through the Insurance Committee. This legislation will protect workers who have lost their jobs in the current economic downturn by ensuring that their health insurance coverage is extended from 18 to 36 months.

June 2, 2009
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Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

Senator Neil BreslinChairman of the Senate Insurance CommitteeAndAssemblyman Joseph D. MorelleChairman of the Assembly Insurance Committee

Invite you to a Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

June 2, 20098:00 am – 10:00 amLegislative Office Building Room 711-A

This is a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss next steps for this ground-breaking program just passed by New York’s Legislators!

June 1, 2009
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SENATOR BRESLIN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘STUDENT LOAN MARKETPLACE’ TO HELP STUDENTS FIND SMART, AFFORDABLE LOANS

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

SENATOR BRESLIN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘STUDENT LOAN MARKETPLACE’ TO HELP STUDENTS FIND SMART, AFFORDABLE LOANS

Today, as students are preparing to graduate from high school and head off to college, State Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) announced the launch of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation’s (HESC) Student Loan Marketplace, a dynamic and easy-to-use website that provides the first online information and comparison service for private student loans.

May 27, 2009
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SENATOR BRESLIN HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2009

SENATOR BRESLIN HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERSSenate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits

Today, State Senator Breslin announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. 

May 20, 2009
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State Senate Passes Senator Breslin's Bill Reforming the Preservation and Availability of Gubernatorial Records

Last week the State Senate passed bill S.738, reforming how the Governor’s records and other Executive Chamber records are to be kept. Under this legislation, the Governor will collect and maintain records which will be submitted to the office of state archives and become public information once the Governor’s term has ended. The bill, which has passed the Assembly every year but one since 1999, passed the Senate unanimously on March 10, 2009.

March 31, 2009
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Senate Passes COBRA Legislation Providing Affordable Access to Healthcare for Those Recently Unemployed as a Result of Economic Downturn

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate today passed vital legislation that will protect the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers who have recently lost their jobs due to the national economic downturn.

The legislation provides a 65% discount on continuing health insurance coverage for recently unemployed New Yorkers, with funding provided entirely through federal stimulus funding.

March 19, 2009
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