Collective Negotiation Legislation
As stated during our recent conference call with the County Medical Society Executives, we are using the time available to us during the Legislature’s recess to mount an all-out grassroots campaign to pass our Collective Negotiation bill. We are writing today to enlist each of you and the physician leaders from each county medical society in this effort.
Specifically, we would like each county society to arrange a personal “face-to-face” meeting with the legislators representing districts within each such county. Where there are multiple elected legislators within a county, a meeting with a group of legislators would be fine (or several meetings with several legislators at each meeting if the numbers warrant such an approach.)
To assist each of you in making sure your physician leaders are fully informed, we are attaching hereto the following documents:
Ø A copy of the bill
(S.3186-A, Hannon/A.2474-A, Canestrari, Gottfried.)
Ø A copy of the Sponsor’s Memorandum
Ø A copy of the MSSNY Memorandum in Support
Ø A copy of a May 12th “Talking Points” prepared by MSSNY’s Division
of Governmental Affairs
Ø A copy of a Question and Answer document prepared by MSSNY’s
Division of Governmental Affairs
Ø A copy of an Op-Ed piece from MSSNY President, Paul Hamlin, MD.
Ø Data on HMO market penetration, HMO and PPO penetration and
Commercial Managed Care Enrollment
Ø A Rochester Business Journal article of July 1, 2011 reporting on
the bill’s Senate passage
Ø A collection of Memoranda in Opposition to this bill submitted by a
number of groups seeking its defeat
We also refer you to our website (mssny.org) which has contact information for all Members of the Assembly and Senate. We urge that you reach-out first to Majority (Democrat) Members of the Assembly, then to the Minority members of the Assembly and lastly to all members of the State Senate. (The voting record of the Senate on this bill is also included herewith.)
We thank you for your anticipated help which we believe to be vitally important to our ultimate success in this campaign. If you have any questions or need more information, please call Gerry, Liz or Moe at the Division of Governmental Affairs.