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other healthcare: Current Action

The League has been involved in a range of health care issues at  the state level, including:

  • ACCESS AND FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE: Support of measures to maintain or expand access to a basic level of health care that is equitable, efficient, and economical, such as expansion of eligibility for the Child Health Plus program, support of measures to make prescription drugs affordable, including a measure that would prohibit insurance companies from providing lesser reimbursement for more expensive drugs and a measure to establish a prescription drug discount program,, support for permanent funding of school based health services, and opposition to cuts proposed to the Medicaid program;
  • MENTAL HEALTH PARITY: Commercial insurance is required to cover mental health services.  The League supports coverage fo such services by the state funded Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus programs.
  • DISEASE PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROMOTION: Support for a public health measure to curtail sale of flavored cigarettes, eliminate use of tanning beds by people under 19 years of age, and lead paint removal programs;
  • PERSONAL HEALTH DECISION MAKING:  Support of the Family Health Care Decisions Act, which would establish procedures for family members, surrogates and others to make treatment decisions on behalf of patients unable to decide about treatment for themselves.
other healthcare: Recent Testimony
2013
2009
2008
other healthcare: Recent Legislative Memos About Assorted Health Care Topics

ACCESS AND FINANCE

2017
2016
  • Memo in Support A. 8580 (3/15/2016)
    An act to amend the public health law, in relation to nursing home and hospital nurse staffing patterns.
2015
2013
2012
2011
2009

DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION

2017
2015
2013
2010
2009
2008

PERSONAL HEALTH DECISION MAKING

2017
2014
2012
2011
2009

RESTRICTING TANNING BED USE BY PERSONS UNDER 18

2012
2011
other healthcare: Recent Letters, Press Releases, Op Ed Pieces, and Press Coverage
2015

Letters to Senate Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie Urging Passage of S2202b and A5955b Concerning E-Cigarettes (6/15/2015)

2011
  • Press Release (9/19/2011)
    LWVNYS, with American Cancer Society and Others, Present Study on Tobacco Funds
2009
2008
other healthcare: League Positions
Written Universal Healthcare(League)
2009
  • Rural Health Care: Where the Needs Are Great and the Resources Are Few (2009)
    A good discussion of the particular health care challenges facing individuals living in rural areas, prepared by the LWVUS.  
  • Electronic Health Care Materials (Video, PowerPoint, DVD – League Produced)
    For these and additonal Health Care Videos, please contact LWVNYS to purchase.
  • Healthcare-What Will Happen To Your Healthcare When You Pull the Lever?
    As a community service to educate voters for the upcoming Presidential election, the League of Women Voters of NYS, along with the Capital Region Local Leagues, presented a pre-election program on October 25th, that provided voters with a thorough, unbiased analysis of both major candidates' proposals that included a perspective from a major area health service provider, Seton Health, an affiliate Ascension Health, the largest U.S. nonprofit health system, on the impact of both proposals on health care delivery.
2008
  • Healthcare Forum Webcasts October 2008 (10/29/2008)
  • Aging in the Community? The Future of Long Term Healthcare
    Panel Discussion Webcasts Spring 2009. League of Women Voters of NYS & The Capital Region Local Leagues