Thank you for supporting MSSNYPAC.  The Legislator Scorecard is a summary of the voting and co-sponsorship records of all 213 state legislators on many legislative initiatives of importance to New York State physicians during the 2016 Legislative Session.
  

Both membership in MSSNY and monetary contributions to MSSNYPAC are what makes this work possible and what keeps us working on behalf of New York State physicians and their patients every day.  Not only do we work proactively on behalf of physicians but we strongly oppose and work to defeat all regressive and inappropriate scope of practice expansion measures put forward by other interests.  The collective voice of physicians represented by MSSNY is vitally important and your support is crucial.

Three bills supported by MSSNY and reviewed by the scorecard include:

 

  • A336-A Gottfried / S1157-A Hannon – permits independently contracting physicians to collectively negotiate patient care and other participation terms with health insurance companies;
  • A9335B Gottfried / S6779B  Hannon – Amends the E-prescribing law to allow physicians to make a notation in the patient record when a written script is issued, rather than send information by email to the DOH; and
  • A2834D Titone / S3419C Young – Gives physicians the opportunity to overrides health insurers step therapy or fail first prescription coverage protocols. 

Three bills opposed by MSSNY and reviewed by the scorecard include:

 

  • A101719A & 285A Weinstein / S6596B Defrancisco – would change the New York medical liability statute of limitations to a “date of discovery” rule, thereby driving up liability premiums by 15%;
  • A1411A Paulin / S5458A & C  Hannon  would authorize corporate-owned retail clinics; and
  • A8601A McDonald / S6091B Hannon – would have limited physician’s ability to write prescriptions for controlled substances to 5-Day Limit.

Physicians should be aware that there are a variety of relevant factors which are not reflected in a "Scorecard." These include such things as: whether a particular legislator is in the Majority or the Minority; how close the margin is between majority and minority in a particular house; whether a member is chairman of a particularly relevant committee; and, whether a member has a leadership position in the legislative body of which he/she is a member.  It is also important to consider such things as: how a legislator is regarded by his or her colleagues; debate participation; and the negotiating role of a particular legislator.  Furthermore, in New York State, as in many other states, a great deal of importance takes place behind the scenes. Many times a legislator is extremely helpful in seeing to it that a bad bill never makes it to a committee or floor vote or is substantially amended to address concerns.  Scorecards don't reflect that "value" element.

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