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
Summary Table of 2022 Legislative Session
The attached table summarizes bills of interest to GNYHA members from the 2022 Albany legislative session, which ended on June 4. After completing a successful State budget for GNYHA members—which included priorities like Medicaid rate increases, behavioral health investments, funding for safety net hospitals, capital investments, telehealth reimbursement parity, and workforce investments—the Assembly and Senate...
July 22, 2022
Legislators Act on Firearms, Reproductive Health
The Assembly and Senate returned to Albany last week for a special session to address the fallout from the recent US Supreme Court decisions striking down Roe v. Wade and New York State’s restrictions on concealed weapons. They passed two bills: Firearm Restrictions (A.41001/S.51001/Chapter 371 of the Laws of 2022): While the Supreme Court ruled...
July 8, 2022
While Statewide Favorites Coast, Primaries a Mixed Day for Assembly Incumbents
Voters went to the polls on June 28 to choose candidates for the November 8 general election. The day was largely disappointing for progressives, who sought to convert energy from the left into upsets. Governor Kathy Hochul and her running mate Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado coasted to victory, the former against Long Island Congressman Tom...
July 8, 2022