Budget deal reached

Posted March, 28 2011 by arianne

The State Legislature announced yesterday that a budget deal had been reached, and an early one at that.  All of the details are not yet out, so it remains to be seen how the state made out in the Health and Medicaid realm.  However, the  Health Budget Conference Committee will be meeting today at 1:00 p.m. (Hearing Room B in the Legislative Office Building) so it is expected that some announcements will be made at that time.

On a lighter note, this weekend also marked the end of HCFANY’s week-long celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and we have photos!  Click here to view our ACA slideshow.

And, while the parties are winding down, there is still much going on around the ACA.  Those of you in the city who want to learn more should be sure to check this week’s forum titled “Now’s the time for health reform: Get Informed” – hosted by Raising Women’s Voices and the Student National Medical Association’s Sophie Davis Chapter.  The forum will be held this Thursday, March 31st at the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education, 160 Convent Ave, Room 110, NY, NY.  For more information, email eesha@mergerwatch.org.  Hope to see you there!