Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) had planned to host another town hall meeting in Brewster this evening to further examine the state and local impact of the federal health care proposals currently before the United States Congress, but later announced the event had been postponed following the first snow of the season.
Having recently unveiled a series of proposals aimed at reforming the state’s health care system, while maintaining the quality of care and lowering costs, Ball announced he would introduce state legislation mirrored after House Resolution 615, an amendment to the federal proposals that would mandate that all members of Congress, and their staffs, take part in any resulting government-run health care system that is enacted.
“I have introduced this bill because I believe that New York State should send Congress a message by demanding legislators actually live with the changes in health care that they make,” Ball said. “At the national level, I am glad that H.R. 615 is gaining support in Washington and hope that New York State’s current representatives will vote in favor of this important amendment.”
Ball also plans to announce another new piece of legislation that would require any health care plans to cover all pre-existing conditions, including all physical or mental conditions or disabilities. Both pieces of legislation are brand new bills and are currently being circulated throughout the State Assembly where they already are gaining sponsorship and support.