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Leading Unions, and Health Care Providers Announce New Support for Single-Payer Health Care

On Tuesday, February 11, key labor organizations, and health care groups announced their support for "New York Health" (A.5389A/S.2078A). New York Health, sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried and State Senator Bill Perkins,...

February 11, 2014
Good Samaritan Overdose Laws Save Lives

A recent op-ed article in the New York Times, http://nyti.ms/YfclTf , tells heartbreaking stories of what happens when people are afraid to call for necessary emergency medical services. Most accidental drug overdose deaths are preventable if emergency...

May 3, 2013
Single Payer Health Plan for New York

May 1, 2013
Assembly Health Committee Advances 21 Bills

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 21 bills at meetings on Tuesday, January 29, and Tuesday, February 5, including legislation to protect patients in the event of denials of insurance coverage and to improve patient handling standards...

February 12, 2013
Standing Up for Patients: 7 Bills Advanced by Assembly Health Committee

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 7 bills on Thursday, January 24, including legislation to ensure that patients know their rights in hospital settings and that visually impaired patients receive audio recordings of their discharge plans....

January 29, 2013
Protecting New Yorkers from Environmental Health Risks

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 10 bills at its first meeting of the new legislative session on Tuesday, January 15, including legislation to combat lead poisoning and to protect air quality at day care facilities. For more information...

January 15, 2013
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Updates

January Assembly Health Committee Update: Protecting Access to Reproductive Care

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 36 bills at its first four meetings of the 2017 legislative session in January. The Committee reported bills guaranteeing a woman’s right to choose; restoring the “prescriber prevails” rule in Medicaid...

January 24, 2017
Assembly Health Committee Update: April - June

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 71 bills at its meetings on April 12, May 4, May 10, May 17, May 23, June 1, and June 15. The Committee reported bills to strengthen health and safety enforcement in adult homes; promote HIV/AIDS research...

June 9, 2016
Assembly Health Committee Update: April New Legislation Advanced to Improve Access to Medical Marijuana

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 10 bills at its meeting on April 5. The Health Committee had not met since its March 1 meeting because of work on the state budget. The Committee reported bills to expand public access to epinephrine...

April 9, 2016
Assembly Health Committee Update: January - March

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 42 bills at its meetings on January 26, February 2, February 25, and March 1. The Committee reported bills to protect service access for traumatic brain injury patients; prohibit the sale of flavored...

March 9, 2016
Assembly Health Committee Update: January

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 22 bills at its first meeting of the 2016 session on January 21. The Committee reported the bill to establish safe staffing requirements in hospitals and nursing homes (A8580, Gunther). The evidence...

January 9, 2016
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 39 bills at its meetings in May. The Committee advanced legislation strengthening the “prescriber prevails” rule in Medicaid Managed Care; authorizing community paramedicine; and protecting nursing...

May 10, 2015
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