The New York State Assembly Health Committee and Task Force on Women’s Issues held a hearing on November 30 to examine the quality of and access to perinatal care, maternal morbidity and mortality, and racial disparities. Lorraine Ryan, GNYHA’s Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory, and Professional Affairs, testified on behalf of GNYHA members. Her testimony (attached) described member hospitals’ efforts to improve care for pregnant people and their newborns, reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, address implicit bias, and reduce racial disparities. Legislators inquired about the progress of perinatal care initiatives.
GNYHA Testifies at Perinatal Care Hearing
December 15, 2021
GNYHA Runs Print Ad Statewide Opposing New Wrongful Death Bill
As part of our strong opposition to a bill (A.6698/S.6636) that would drastically overhaul the State’s wrongful death law and significantly worsen your insurance costs, GNYHA is running a full-page print ad in newspapers across the State. The ad reads as follows: The Wrongful Death Bill is Wrong for New York The hospital community recently...
May 30, 2023
GNYHA Launches Phone2Action Advocacy Campaign against New Wrongful Death Bill
Legislators in Albany have introduced a deeply misguided bill that would drastically overhaul the State’s wrongful death law, despite Governor Kathy Hochul vetoing an almost identical version of it earlier this year. Like its predecessor, the bill would, among other things, create a new category of non-economic damages for grief and anguish in the wrongful...
May 17, 2023
GNYHA Responds to New Wrongful Death Bill
Earlier this year New York Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have drastically overhauled the State’s wrongful death law. The bill would have vastly expanded the universe of individuals who may recover damages under wrongful death actions, created a new category of non-economic damages for grief and anguish, and nearly doubled the statute...
May 9, 2023