Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Health
February 28, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Dr. James V. McDonald
Acting Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Adrienne Harris
Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

DFS Follow up

Amir Bassiri
Medicaid Director, New York State Department of Health (one testimony submitted for both NYSDOH leaders)

Kenneth E. Raske
President, Greater New York Hospital Association

Jaquelyn Kilmer
Executive Director, Albany Damien Center, for Save New York’s Safety net Coalition (SNYSN)

Bea Grause, RN, JD
President, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)

Louise Cohen
CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)

PCDC Access to Primary Care in NYS

PCDC Rural Access to Primary Care in NYS

PCDC referenced reports

Rose Duhan
President & CEO, Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS)

David Sandman
President & CEO, New York Health Foundation (NYHealth)

Karina Albistegui Adler
Senior Health Advocate, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI)

Eric Linzer
President & CEO, New York Health Plan Association (HPA)

HPA Follow up

Amanda Dunker
Director of Health Policy, Heath Care for All New York (HCFANY)

Dr. Tyla Schwartz, MD
President & CEO, Metro Health Plus, for the Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans (PHP Coalition) and New York State Coalition of Managed Long Term Care Coalition (MLCTC) and PACE Plans

Lara Kassel
Coalition Coordinator, Medicaid Matters New York

Bill Hammond
Senior Fellow for Health Policy, Empire Center

Dr. Irina Gelman
President, New York Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO)

NYSACHO Follow up

NYSACHO Follow up - Lead Funding Proposal Table

Charles King
CEO, Housing Works

Jim Clyne
President & CEO, LeadingAge New York

LeadingAge Follow Up

Stephen Hanse, Esq.
President and CEO, New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) and the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSCAL)

Stefan Foster
Policy Researcher, Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC)

Steven Sanders
Executive Director, Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services (ACTS)

Brigit Hurley
Chief Program Officer, The Children’s Agenda

Bryan O’Malley
Executive Director, Consumer Directed Action of New York (CDANY)

Heidi Siegfried
Director of Health Policy, Center for Independences of the Disabled (CIDNY)

Dr. Paul Pipia, MD
President-elect, Medical Society of the State of New York

MSSNY Follow Up

Dr. Heather Ferrarese
President, Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY)

Pat Kane, RN
Executive Director, New York State Nurses Association

Deborah Hayes, RN
Upstate New York Area Director for Communications Workers of America (CWA) District One

Helen Schaub
Vice-President, Interim Political Director of Policy and Legislation, 1199 SEIU

Michael Davoli
Senior Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ASC CAN)

Georgana Hanson
Interim President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA)

Jeanne Chirico, MPH
President/CEO, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS)

Christopher Hudgins
Board Member, National Hookah Community Association (NHCA)

Written Testimony
Advantage Care Physicians

Community Pharmacy Association of New York State (CPANYS)

Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York State (ArchCare)

Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL)

EPIC Pharmacies

New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)

NY Health Home Coalition; NYS Care Management Coalition; iHealth NYS


Prevent Child Abuse New York

Saratoga Immigration Coalition (SIC)

United Ambulette Coalition