Court Tosses NJ's Challenge to Bush's Strict Children's Health Insurance Rule

Posted November, 18 2008 by arianne

In a tough opinion, New Jersey’s federal District Court Judge Pisano tossed out New Jersey’s challenge to the Bush Administration’s letter ruling, issued on August 17, 2007, that limited the State’s Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The Court agreed with the Bush Administration’s arguments that the case was not yet ripe for for judicial review […]

Community Service Society Election Eve Poll Results

Posted November, 13 2008 by arianne

On November 3-4, 2008, the Community Service Society (“CSS”)–a HCFANY member–conducted a nation-wide election night poll of 1,200 voters. The majority of voters said that the most important thing when electing a new President is the economy and jobs. This issue was overwhelmingly tied to rising health care costs. Voters said that making quality health […]

Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus releases health proposal

Posted November, 12 2008 by arianne

Today, Senator Baucus (D-Mont) released his health plan “Call to Action, Health Reform 2009.”  The plan aims to have every U.S. resident covered within 10 years and would eventually require U.S. residents to obtain health coverage, giving subsidies to those that could not afford it. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass) is also working on a health […]

Election highlights: NY Senate Flip & Kuhl defeated

Posted November, 6 2008 by arianne

For the first time in 40 years the Senate has a Democratic majority.  Joseph Addabbo (Queens) and Brian Foley (Long Island) won key victories over Republican incumbents. Other Senate Democrat victories were: Craig Johnson, George Onorato, Toby Ann Stavisky, Martin Malave-Dilan, Velmanette Montgomery, John Sampson, Eric Adams, Kevin Parker, Diane Savino, Daniel Squadron, Liz Krueger, […]