Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Health/Medicaid
February 5, 2019
9:30 AM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Howard Zucker, MD. JD
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Troy Oechsner
Deputy Executive Superintendent of Health, New York State Department of Financial Services

Dennis Rosen
Inspector General, New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General

Bea Grause, RN, JD
President, Healthcare Association of NYS-HANYS

David Rich
Executive VP of Government Affairs, Greater New York Hospital Association

Rose Duhan
President and CEO, Community Health Care Association of New York State

Jill Furillo
Executive Director, New York State Nurses Association

Morris Auster, Esq.
Vice President and Chief Legislative Counsel, Medical Society of the State of New York

James Lytle
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, Long Term Care Coalition, PACE Alliance, and The Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans

Bill Hammond
Health Policy Director, Empire Center

Helen Schaub
Policy Director, 1199 Service Employees International Union

Lauren Rowley
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

Elizabeth Lasky
Executive Director, Pharmacists Society of the State of New York

Debbi Barber

Mike Duteau
President, Community Pharmacy Association of New York State

Eric Linzer
President and CEO, New York Health Plan Associates

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

Christa Christakis
Executive Director, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II

Stephen Hanse
President and CEO, New York State Health Facilities Association

Nancy Leveille
Executive Director

James Clyne
President and CEO, LeadingAge

Louise Cohen
CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation

Patrick Kwan
Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications, The Legal Aid Society

Rebecca Antar Novick
Director, Healthy Law Unit, The Legal Aid Society

Julie Hart
Senior Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Al Cardillo
President and CEO, Home Care Association of New York State

Scott Amrhein
President, Continuing Care Leadership Coalition

Bryan O’Malley
Executive Director, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State

Kevin Jobin
Executive Director, Healthy Capital District Initiative

Erika Flint
Executive Director, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

Jo Wiederhorn
President and CEO, Associated Medical Schools of New York

Alice Bufkin
Director of Policy for Child and Adolescent Health, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

Kate Breslin
President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Robin Chapelle
President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts

Thomas Moulton, MD
Chair Advisory Board, Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network

Doris Polanco

Cheryl Cannon

Maureen O’Grady
Director of Peter Haje Center for Autism

Judith Ursitti
Director of State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks

Elizabeth Smith-Boivin
President, Alzheimer’s Association, New York State Coalition

Paul Pettit
President, Public Health Director of Genesee and Orleans Counties, New York State Association of County Health Officials

Debora Hayes
Area Director Upstate NY/NE, Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

Charles King
CEO, Housing Works

Written Testimony
Carla Braveman
President and CEO, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of NYS

Alissa Wassung
Director of Policy & Planning, God’s Love We Deliver

United New York Ambulance Network (UNYAN)

Marco Altieri
Chief Executive Officer, All-American Home Care

Russell Kamer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College

HCFANY, Health Care for All New York

Westchester Disabled On the Move, Inc.

Alex Thompson, J.D.
Systems Advocate, The Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.

Dr. Gregg D. Beratan
Manager of Government Affairs, Center for Disability Rights

Theresa Paeglow
Manager, North Country Population Health Improvement Program at the Adirondack Health Institute

Leishia B. Smallwood, MPA
Director, NYS Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System

Allison Cook
New York Policy Manager, PHI

Blair Horner
Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

Demetra Efstathiou-DeFeo
Sickle Cell Testimony

Joe Baker
President, Medicare Rights Center

Valerie Bogart, Esq.
Director, New York Legal Assistance Group

MLTC, NYS Coalition of Managed Long term Care and PACE Plans