Thomas K. Duane's posts related to Health

Senator Duane Addresses the Health Care Association of New York State

On February 25th, 2009, Senator Duane addressed the Health Care Association of New York State at their annual Legislative Advocacy Day.  Senator Duane voiced his support for applying FMAP dollars towards home health services, saying, "We are in tough times, but sledgehammer cuts are a terrible idea. When it comes to FMAP dollars, my job will be to make sure that we get to keep those dollars where they need to be."

CHCANYS Joins Diverse Organizations Supporting S.3293/A.7610, Duane/Gottfried Bill to Increase Voluntary HIV Testing

For Immediate Release:

May 28, 2009

CHCANYS Joins Diverse Organizations Supporting S.3293/A.7610,  Duane/Gottfried Bill to Increase Voluntary HIV Testing

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Senate Passes Bill to Offer Flu Vaccinations to Parents of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Hospitals

Senate Passes Bill to Offer Flu Vaccinations

To Parents of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Hospitals

 

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Universal health insurance bill introduced

Poughkeepsie Journal: Universal health insurance bill introduced

ALBANY — Two lawmakers today introduced a bill to provide government-financed universal health insurance in New York. But a vote on the proposal this year is unlikely.

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Daily Gazette: Psychologist pushes ban on torture

By Sara FossGazette Reporter

 

CAPITAL REGION — As a psychologist, Steven Reisner believes his job is “to do good . . . to improve human welfare.”

Now, as a co-founder of the grassroots organization New York Campaign Against Torture, Reisner is pushing for the passage of legislation that would prohibit any licensed New York health professional from participating in interrogations or “improper treatment” of prisoners.

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Chelsea Now: West Siders call for end to 9th Ave. pedestrian deaths

A group of West Side advocates staged a funeral procession down Ninth Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen over the weekend to memorialize the pedestrians killed by vehicles on the high-traffic street in recent years.

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Towleroad: NY State Senator Tom Duane Gives Gripping, Angry Speech on AIDS

At around 3 am last night, New York State Senator Tom Duane, who is gay and HIV-positive, delivered a mesmerizing, emotional 21-minute speech on the Senate floor at the end of a marathon session in favor of a bill preventing people living with HIV or AIDS and receiving public assistance from having to pay more than 30 percent of their monthly income on rent.

The bill passed by a vote of 52 to 1. But not after Duane reminded people of the horrors of the early 80's:

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Family Health Care Decisions Act Passes Senate

For the First Time, Family Health Care Decisions Act Passes Senate; Bill Now Pending in Assembly

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