NYS Health Care hearings 12/5/07 SUNY Old Westbury

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Glens Falls Civic Center,Glens Falls, NY
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Erie County Community College,Buffalo, NY
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Fordham University,113 West 60th Street, New York, NY
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Onondaga Community College,Syracuse, NY
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Recital Hall, Campus Center
, SUNY Old Westbury,Old Westbury, NY

All individuals planning to attend a hearing must pre-register with the New York State Department of Health or the New York State Department of Insurance. Instructions for how to register are in the hearing notice. The hearing notice can be found at Partnership for Coverage/Hearings. To pre-register, please contact:

  • Ms. Cindy Esterby, Office of Health Insurance Programs,New York State Department of Health,Corning Tower Bldg., Room 1483, Empire State Plaza,Albany, New York 12237 (518) 474-5737
  • Ms. Deborah Greer, New York State Insurance Department, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12257 (518) 474-4567

All speakers are required to provide six (6) written copies of their testimony to be presented at the hearing and an electronic copy that can be uploaded onto the Partnership for Coverage Web site. The paper copies of the testimony must be provided to Department staff on the date of the hearing being attended and the electronic copy must be emailed to partnership4coverage@health.state.ny.us on the date of the hearing. Individuals who are unable to attend may submit written comments to the address noted above and electronic comments to the email address above.

Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., and Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo announced today that the New York State Departments of Health and Insurance will conduct public hearings to solicit input on the development of proposals for achieving health system reform, increasing access to health insurance coverage and determining ways that universal coverage can be achieved in New York. The program has been named New York’s Partnership for Coverage.

The hearings will provide the Departments with valuable information to assist in

  1. developing a high-quality, cost-effective health-care system,
  2. increasing access to health insurance coverage and
  3. identifying requirements for an effective, sustainable economic model for universal coverage.

The Departments are interested in proposals to increase the level of insurance coverage, improve the quality and efficiency of the health-care delivery system in New York, control the cost of health insurance and health care, distribute the cost of health insurance and care fairly and equitably, improve the State’s economy and its business competitiveness, promote the economic viability of health-care providers and determine ways to achieve universal coverage. The hearing notice has an extensive list of suggested questions.

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