Public Forums on State Budget Cuts

Posted December, 2 2008 by arianne

New York State Senate Democrats are soliciting feedback regarding the current and future budgets and capital expenditures in the areas of Health, Education, Higher Education, and Social Services.  Interested persons are welcome to testify for 5-10 minutes on their perspective on the proposed cuts, on budget priorities, and on recommendations for savings and revenue sources […]

The Rockefeller Institute Hosts Two Health Events

Posted December, 1 2008 by arianne

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute is hosting two exciting events in Albany. Ideas for Generating and Sustaining Financing for Health Coverage Initiatives in NYS.  Friday, December 5, 2008 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Speakers include: David Sandman (NYS Health Foundation), John Rodat (Commissioner, Department of Management and Budget, County of Albany), Elisabeth Benjamin (Community […]

NY Insurers Must Treat ALL Married Couples Equally

Posted November, 21 2008 by arianne

In a Circular Letter New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo stated that same sex couples who were married legally outside the State must be treated as married people for the purposes of NYS Insurance Law-this includes health insurance.  In other words, an health insurance company cannot deny health insurance or other coverage to gay […]

Do Nothing, Get Nothing

Posted November, 20 2008 by arianne

A report by The New American Foundation “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Failing to Fix Our Health System is Greater than the Cost of Reform” states that despite the meltdown of the financial services, the time to enact health reform is now. Health reform is not only a moral imperative, but an economic necessity.  This […]