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Governor Hochul’s State of the State Message

On January 5, Governor Hochul presented the State of the State Message, and for the first time in recent memory, there was a specific section dedicated to issues of importance to older residents. The State of the State is available for your review in an online book, and can be found at this link. StateWide Executive Director Maria Alvarez expressed appreciation that she listened to advocates who...

The Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court

Efforts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) have been voted on and defeated in Congress ever since it was passed ten years ago, and now the federal government and some states have a lawsuit (California v. Texas) appealing to the courts to eliminate the ACA. That case will be heard before the US Supreme Court on November 10th. Now is a good time to re-educate ourselves regarding the...

Calling for Action on Improved Medicare for All – August 22, 2020

All across the country, advocates will be calling for federal action on Improved Medicare for All. Here in New York, StateWide Senior Action Council is part of a group planning action - and because we want everyone to be safe - you can take action from home. Join the effort to raise our voices through Facebook or Twitter or email or phone on Saturday afternoon.  Just RSVP at this link and you'll...

Time to Speak Up About Nursing Home Quality Concerns

The NYS Legislature will be holding hearings to review New York State’s rate of infection and mortality due to COVID-19 in residential health care facilities on August 3 & August 10.  There will also be a hearing on hospital care during the pandemic on August 12.  More detail on how to have your voice heard will be posted soon.  NY StateWide Senior Action Council will plan to testify and...

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