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
Assembly Health Committee Update:
Reproductive Health Act Goes to the Assembly Floor

Assembly Health Committee Update: Reproductive Health Act Goes to the Assembly Floor Bill would make "Roe" state law The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 23 bills at its meetings on Tuesday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 24, including...

March 24, 2015
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 22 bills at its meetings on Tuesday, February 10, and Thursday, February 26, 2015, including legislation giving adoptees access to their birth certificates and medical records, restoring "prescriber...

February 26, 2015
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 11 bills at its meeting on Tuesday, February 3, including legislation authorizing midwife-led birthing centers; providing due process to health care practitioners; and limiting the use of pesticides...

February 3, 2015
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 18 bills in May, including legislation expanding farmworker protections against pesticides; requiring screening of newborns for congenital heart defects; offering vision care in school-based health...

May 30, 2014
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 39 bills at meetings in April, including legislation to create a universal health coverage "single payer" plan for New York State, to allow use of marijuana under medical supervision, a ban on artificial...

May 13, 2014
Assembly Health Committee May Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 7 bills at its meeting on Monday, April 7, including legislation expanding access to the anti-overdose drug Naloxone and banning artificial trans fats in food establishments statewide. For more information...

May 8, 2014
Assembly Health Committee Update – April 2014

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 7 bills at its meeting on Monday, April 7, including legislation expanding access to the anti-overdose drug Naloxone and banning artificial trans fats in food establishments statewide. For more information...

April 24, 2014
Assembly Health Budget Update – April 2014

Dear Friend: On Monday, March 31, the Legislature passed the State budget for 2014-15. As Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, I want to let you know about a few of the many important achievements this year. Contrary to press reports, the budget...

April 24, 2014
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 44 bills at meetings in January, including legislation to protect healthcare access for patients regardless of immigration status; to authorize use of marijuana under medical supervision to treat...

February 3, 2014
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 18 bills in May, including legislation;

May 30, 2013
Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Committee on Health favorably reported 39 bills at meetings in April, including legislation to create a universal health coverage "single payer" plan for New York State, to allow use of marijuana under medical supervision , a ban...

May 13, 2013
Focus on - Health Care - April 2005
April 20, 2005
Focus on - Health Care - April 2005
April 6, 2005
Focus on Health - March 2005
March 16, 2005
Focus on Health Care: Pataki's cuts to Medicaid and Family Health Plus
February 8, 2005
Focus on Health Care - April 2004
April 1, 2004
Focus on Health Care
March 26, 2004
Focus on Health Care - Bipartisan Budget Veto Override
May 21, 2003
Focus on Health Care Budget Accord - May 2003
May 5, 2003
Focus on Disaster Preparedness - April 2003
April 14, 2003
Focus on Health Care - February 2003
February 27, 2003
Health Update From the New York State Assembly Health Committee - February 2002
February 22, 2002
Health Update - August 2001
August 1, 2001
Health Update
July 24, 2001
View Points 2001: Assembly Budget Proposal Improves Health Care for Children & Families
March 19, 2001
View Points 2001: Assembly Budget Proposal Restores Governor's Cuts to Nursing Homes & Home Health Care Services
March 19, 2001
Focus on Health Care -- The Governor's budget cuts $327 million in Medicaid funding
February 2, 2001
Health Update
February 2001