Calling for a ban on Tier 4 Drug Pricing. In his comments, the Senator, who is the Ranking Member on the Senate Insurance Committee, explained that Tier 4 drug pricing is a terrible concept and that singling out our sickest and vulnerable to pay more money for their health care is unforgivable
(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.
State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Albany) today called upon Senate Republicans to end their partisan political investigation into the so-called “Troopergate” incident and join Senate Democrats in getting back to work on the issues of concern to all New Yorkers.
New York’s working families and promote job growth,” Senator Breslin said.
(Albany, NY) – State Senator Neil Breslin (D – Albany) will take his oath of office to the New York State Senate, 46th Senate District, next week.
Senator Breslin was first elected to the state Senate in 1996 and most recently served as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Insurance Committee. Senator Breslin serves as a member of the Executive Committee and is the former chair of the State/Federal Relations Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).
High fuel prices this year have many families worried about their energy bills and increasing food costs. There is help available for eligible residents of Albany County through programs operated by Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP). To access these programs, ACAP offices are located at 333 Sheridan Ave, in Albany and 30 White St, in Cohoes.
I am pleased to provide you with information on the 2008-2009 Local Government Efficiency (LGE) Program. Applications are now available and may be downloaded from the New York State Department of State's website or by calling the Division of Local Government Services at (518) 473-3355.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness MonthSeptember 17, 2008 - Hoping to bring better awareness to new breakthroughs associated with detecting ovarian cancer, State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) today noted that New Yorkers need to learn more about the symptoms of early disease. He said ovarian cancer used to be called the ‘silent killer’ because it rarely revealed symptoms in its earliest, most treatable stages. But ovarian cancer is silent no more.
ALBANY, NY – (August 5, 2008) –The fuel and per diem costs for this Friday’s special session is a waste of taxpayer money, said State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany), repeating his call for the Senate Republican Majority to cancel the August 8 session.
ALBANY, NY – (August 1, 2008) – Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) is asking Senate Republicans to call off a second scheduled special session for Friday, August 8, citing high fuel costs and per diem for lawmakers in session.
This week Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Center) called Senators back to reopen dialogue on fiscal reforms. The move will piggyback a Tuesday, August 19 special "economic" session Governor David A. Paterson called for this week after declaring the state was in a recession.
This Father’s Day, women should start a conversation to help Dad get checked
In recognition of Men’s Health Week, which culminates on Father’s Day, State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) today called upon New York women to help increase men’s awareness of prostate cancer. According to a 2006 national study, men are more likely to listen to women when it comes to their own health.
National celebration focuses on notable women who shaped American historyMarch 5, 2008 - State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) today declared March is the right time of year to reflect upon and recognize the remarkable women who have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to all society. March is Women’s History Month.
Month-long awareness campaign focuses on threat of heart disease in womenTo coincide with February’s American Heart Month, State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Albany) today encouraged New Yorkers, and women in particular, to get their blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked.
It’s obvious that New York State is going to have to act decisively to reduce a growing budget gap.Next year that gap could be between $3.7 and $4.7 billion and over the following three years the deficit will total at least $18 billion. As the late U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) once jokingly said, "a billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money."Well the time for New York is now. It’s real, and we have to find real solutions.Last week Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith proposed a number of ideas to reduce the shortfall.
Background:Last year, Senate Democrats commissioned an independent study by a well-known actuary to look at HMO profits in New York State. Frankly, we were amazed by what the study revealed. While consumers are paying higher premiums, higher copays and higher deductibles for health care coverage, they are receiving dramatically less coverage for their money.
In recognition of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Albany) today encouraged New Yorkers to learn the risk factors and early symptoms associated with a debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans, though authorities estimate that about one in three cases goes undiagnosed.
State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Albany) today called on New Yorkers to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by speaking with friends and loved ones about the deadly disease that one in eight women will develop at some point during her lifetime. Because treatment is more likely to be successful when breast cancer is detected early, screening plays a key role in saving lives. "Every October, we renew our commitment to educating New Yorkers about the importance of breast cancer screening," said Senator Breslin.