Tag Archive | "Healthcare"

Both Obama, Romney uphold health care falsehoods

Sunday, July 1, 2012


President Barack Obama addressed the nation on June 28, shortly after the Supreme Court revealed its ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In his comments, he quickly repeated one of his favorite, if false, talking points. Obama: If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will […]

Why Tom Cilmi Abstained on Suffolk’s Healthcare Vote

Friday, May 11, 2012


Suffolk County GOP Legislator Tom Cilmi released a statement on his facebook page today clarifying his position on Suffolk County’s recent decision to have County workers pay a portion of there healthcare costs. Newsday couldn’t possibly give this story enough ink to fully explain. In the end, after many unanswered substantive questions posed by me […]

Mangano Assures The Needs of Nassau’s Most Vunerable

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


In an effort to further serve Nassau’s most vulnerable population, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the establishment of an Assessment and Referral Center (ARC) to assure that those in need of assistance receive easy access to mental health, chemical dependency and physical health services in an outpatient setting as an alternative to […]

Senator LaValle’s “Freedom of Consumer Choice” Bill Signed By Gov

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Bill Prohibits insurers from requiring the use of mail-order pharmacies. . New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said today that a bill he cosponsored that provides freedom of choice to consumers who have coverage for prescribed drugs as part of their health insurance was signed into law by the Governor today. The bill prohibiting […]

Suffolk Legislator Gregory hosts free Health Fair

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Legislator Gregory has blood pressure checked at Health Fair . Amityville, NY – Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory (D-15th LD) hosted a free Health Fair at the Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center. The Health Fair combined health and wellness information, as well as free screenings. Maintaining healthy eating habits, having regular physical exams are critical to […]

Levy Announces Deal with State to Mitigate Health Center Service Reductions

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced today that he has struck a deal with the State Health Department to resolve a multi-year dispute over state reimbursement for public health services. Under the agreement, the $20 million that Suffolk would have lost for the years 2008-2011 has been reduced in half. “The magnitude […]

Hospitals are critical to Long Island economic growth, with $15 billion impact

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Karen Rubin| Long Island Populist Examiner The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is urging the members of Governor Cuomo’s Long Island Regional Economic Development Council to fully consider the vital role health care… Read more ►

Karl Grossman: “Local example” of the health insurance industry fleecing America

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


The other day I noticed a small, six-paragraph article in the New York Times, tucked away next to a spread on the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal, a piece headlined: “Profit Up 13%, United Health Raises Outlook.” And I thought of the stand-off between United Healthcare/Oxford and the East End Health Alliance. The contract between United Healthcare/Oxford […]

Healthcare Advocates: “Hey Senate – Get Back to Albany!”

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Final Action Needed on Health Insurance Exchange ALBANY, N.Y. – State lawmakers were praised in some corners for the flurry of bills passed just before they adjourned last month. They capped property taxes and legalized same-sex marriage – but only got half the job done on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange. The exchange, […]

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