MSSNY Press Releases

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Press Releases 2020

MSSNY Praises Governor for Helping to Ensure that Patients Have Coverage for Physician Visits from Home

MSSNY Statement on Excess Medical Liability Insurance Program 

MSSNY Raises Strong Concerns with New Surprise Billing Proposals Coming Out of Washington

MSSNY Calls for Physician Representation on the MRT 2

MSSNY Calls on NYS Legislature to Ensure Due Process For Innocent Physicians

MSSNY Responds to Announcement of New York's Medicaid Cuts

Press Releases 2019

Doctors Are Against Unjustified High Cost of Prescriptions

It’s Time! Put Patients Over Paperwork

Tell Congress to Go Back to Drawing Board on Surprise Bill Legislation

MSSNY Ready to Work with Governor and Legislature on Medicaid Budget Gap

MSSNY Calls on Governor Cuomo to Sign Partial Fill for Controlled Substances Bill

Medical Society of the State of New York Announces Additions to Albany Government Affairs Staff

MSSNY President Delivers Testimony to NY State Senate on Potential Harms ofElectronic Cigarettes and Vaping

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York Medical Societies Commend Governors’ Efforts to Address “Cross-Border” Issues Relating to Cannabis

MSSNY Statement in Response to President’s Executive Order on Medicare

Northeastern Medical Societies Urge Congress to Enact Fair Surprise Billing Reform Legislation
MSSNY Supports Call to Ban Menthol-Flavored E-Cigarettes
MSSNY Applauds Governor Cuomo for Pursuing Emergency Regulations to Ban the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes

Medical Society Supports Creation of Maternal Mortality Review Board

Statement of MSSNY President Dr. Art Fougner Urging US House Committee to Fix Unfair Surprise Bill Proposal

Doctors May Soon Be Able to Prescribe Part of a Prescription and “Refilled” if Patients Need More Relief

Medical Society Supports SAM, NYSACHO and NYS PTA in Opposition to Legalized Recreational Marijuana

Medical Society Supports March of Dimes Vaccination Efforts

State Medical Societies Demand Legislators “Say No” to Recreational Marijuana Legalization

MEDIA ADVISORY - Demand Action to Remove Non-Medical Exemptions for School Attendance 

MSSNY Statement re: Surprise Bill Proposal

MSSNY Statement re: Rear Seatbelt Legislation

Vaccines are the Very Cornerstone of Public Health

MSSNY Statement re: Medical Aid in Dying

MSSNY Calls on NYS Legislators to Authorize ONLY Medical Exemptions from Vaccination

Medical, Public Health, and Patient Advocacy Groups to Hold Press Conference Calling for Medical Exemptions for Vaccines

Arthur C. Fougner, MD Elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Bonnie Litvack, MD Elected President-Elect of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, Elected Vice President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Frank Dowling, MD Re-elected Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York

William Latreille, MD, Re-Elected Vice Speaker of NY State Medical Society 

Parag Mehta, MD Elected Assistant Treasurer

Maria A. Basile, MD Elected Vice Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Dr. Sana Bloch Elected Assistant Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York

MSSNY Applauds Important Measures in the NYS Budget that Will Improve Patient Access to Care

MSSNY Calls Passage of Bill Raising Legal Age to Purchase Smoking, Vaping Products to 21 a Significant Victory for Public Health

Take Recreational Marijuana Use Out of the Budget

New York is the Worst State in the Country to be a Physician According to Wallet Hub’s 2019 Report

MSSNY Statement on NYS Legislation to Establish Maternal Mortality Review Board

MSSNY Applauds NYS Leadership for Supporting Patient Access to Care 

Four State Medical Society Presidents: No, No, No, No to Recreational Marijuana

MSSNY Applauds Laura Curran Re: Opposition to Marijuana Legalization

MSSNY Statement on Legalization of Cannabis Public Hearing

MSSNY Statement on Revised New York Health Act Legislation

MSSNY Statement on Tobacco Purchase Age

Press Releases 2018

MSSNY Statement in Response to Judge O’connor’s ACA Ruling

MSSNY Statement on DFS’ Approval of CVS-Aetna

New York State Health Foundation Report

MSSNY Will Convene Task Force on Death and Dying

MSSNY President Testifies Before Assembly Committee on Health on “Medical Aid in Dying”

Physicians Concerned with Encroachment of Corporate Interests into Medical Care Delivery

MSSNY Passes Gun Safety Resolutions  

Thomas J. Madejski, MD, Elected President 

Arthur C. Fougner, MD Elected President-Elect

Bonnie Litvack, MD Elected Vice-President
Frank Dowling, MD Elected Secretary

Mark J. Adams, MD, MBA, FACR Elected Assistant Treasurer

Kira Geraci-Ciardullo, MD, MPH Elected Speaker

William Latreille, MD Re-elected Vice Speaker
Sana Bloch, MD, FAAN Elected Assistant Secretary 

Statement by MSSNY President Charles Rothberg, MD re: Revised Lavern’s Law

Statement by Charles Rothberg, MD, Regarding the Executive Budget Proposal

New York Physicians Boost the State’s Economy

NY Doctors Pay Higher Liability Costs than Any Other State

Press Releases 2017

NY Medical Society Calls for Critical Review of Proposed CVS Takeover of Aetna

CMS’ “Meaningful Measures” Initiative

Aetna/CVS Merger

NY Teens Should Not Be Puffing on E-Cigarettes or Any Other Toxic Inhalant

Statement from President Dr. Charles Rothberg Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order

Help Colleagues in Puerto Rico

Senate Republicans’ Decision to Not Vote on Obamacare Repeal Legislation

MSSNY Statement on Senate ‘Skinny’ Repeal Vote

MSSNY Supports Dr. Jerome M. Adams’ Nomination as US Surgeon General

MSSNY Applauds US House of Representatives for Seeking to Reduce Medical Liability Costs

NY Physicians’ Deep Concern for Congressional Healthcare Bills: Statement from Medical Society of the State of New York President Charles Rothberg, MD

Statement of MSSNY President Malcolm Reid, MD, MPP in Response to AHCA Legislation Before Congress

Statement on Anthem Cigna Merger

Press Releases 2016

John P. Belmont Named Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

Anthem-Cigna Deal is Bad Medicine for New York

Morris Auster To Head MSSNY’s Division of Governmental Affairs

New York’s Top Medical Liability Insurer to Join Berkshire Hathaway Family of Companies 

Westchester Physician Malcolm D. Reid Elected President of State Medical Society

Arthur C. Fougner, MD, Re-Elected Secretary of NY State Medical Society

Joseph R. Sellers, MD, Elected Treasurer of State Medical Society