Expanding health care for New York children
This year’s state budget funds the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP), helping to provide all uninsured children with access to comprehensive,
affordable health care.
Assemblyman Magnarelli also worked to reject a proposed Child Health Plus premium
Protecting the EPIC program
The Assembly rejected the executive budget proposal to make EPIC drugs subject to prior
authorization when there is a Medicare Part D denial. Instead, Assemblyman Magnarelli
helped shape an alternative program that places the burden on EPIC—not the
beneficiary—to appeal Medicare Part D denials.
Supporting health care facilities and nursing homes
The budget also restores millions of dollars to New York’s health care facilities, including
$129 million for hospital reform initiatives.
Assemblyman Magnarelli worked to restore $170 million in funding to nursing homes and
worked to add an additional $30 million for quality workforce recruitment and retention.
Assemblyman Magnarelli also worked to:
Create a discount prescription drug card for New Yorkers who are 50 to 64 years old or disabled
Implement the Doctors Across New York program, which will expand health care to underserved areas
Secure $250,000 for the dental clinic expansion at St. Joseph’s Hospital
Secure $500,000 for renovations to Crouse Hospital’s operating rooms