There is an epidemic here on Long Island with heroin and other opioid prescription pain medications costing us the lives of hundreds of our young people and other family members. It is getting more and more difficult to get treatment episodes paid for by the insurance companies that are contracted to cover the lives of individuals. Something must be done…and the time to do it is now!
There are two bills right now in the Senate (S4623) and Assembly (A7003A) calling for a change to NYS Insurance Law regarding who determines medical necessity, the Insurance Company who has a fiduciary interest in denying care, or a physician or qualified healthcare professional exercising good clinical judgment. Access to Care is the issue.
Next Tuesday, May 6th we have an opportunity to go to Albany and let our legislators know we want change and we need their help! Attached you will find a flyer announcing a Mother’s Day Press Conference which will be held in the afternoon and a morning filled with the chance to visit with those who represent us in Albany. A bus going from Long Island and you are invited to join in. All others are welcome to join us there.
Please consider this important event and contact me if you have any questions. Together we can make a difference. Our young people need us to lead the way.