Press Releases

Press Releases 2021

October

October 30, 2021  Medical Society Supports Court Decision to Uphold Governor Hochul’s Healthcare Worker Vaccination Requirements.

October 29, 2021  MSSNY Applauds FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5-11

October 12, 2021 MSSNY Opposes U.S. Northern District Decision to Continue to Permit Religious Exemptions to State’s Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

October 8, 2021 “No Surprises Act” Puts Insurance Co Profits Over Patient Care

October 1, 2021 Surprise Billing Legislation Interim Final Rule: MSSNY Calls for Prioritizing Patient Care Over Insurance Profits

September

September 29, 2021   MSSNY Applauds Gov. Hochul’s Appointment of Mary Bassett, MD, MPH as NYS Department of Health Commissioner

September 28, 2021    MSSNY/AMA Statement re Gov Hochul’s Vaccine Mandate

September 23, 2021  MSSNY Statement Regarding Resignation of Dept. of Health Comm. Howard Zucker, MD

September 14, 2021   MSSNY Opposes Northern District Decision to Permit Religious Exemptions to State’s Healthcare Worker Vaccination Requirements 

September 10, 2021  MSSNY Calls on Biden Administration to Simplify COVID-19 Vaccination Process for Physicians

August

August 23, 2021    MSSNY Statement on FDA Full Use Authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

August 16, 2021 MSSNY Applauds NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers

August 11, 2021 MSSNY Congratulates Incoming Governor Kathy Hochul

No July Press Releases Published

June

June 15, 2021     New York State Reaches 70 Percent Adult COVID-19 Immunization

May

May 3, 2021 Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH, FAHS, Elected Assistant Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 3, 2021 Frank Dowling, MD Elected Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York 

May 3, 2021 Howard H. Huang, MD Elected Assistant Treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 3, 2021 Maria A. Basile, MD Elected Vice Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 3, 2021 Mark J. Adams, MD, MBA, FACR Elected Treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 3, 2021 William Latreille, MD Elected Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 3, 2021 Paul Pipia, MD Elected Vice President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 3, 2021 Parag Mehta, MD Elected President-Elect of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 3, 2021 Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, Elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

April

April 7, 2021       MSSNY Thanks NYS Assembly and Senate Leadership and Governor for Restoration of Health Care Cuts That Had Been Advanced in Executive Budget 

March

March 31, 2021 Medical Society Urges Governor Cuomo to Stay Strong on Public Health Restrictions to Keep COVID in Check

March 29, 2021 Medical Society Calls on Governor and State Legislature to Restore Cuts to Excess Medical Malpractice Program

March 19, 2021 Medical Society Applauds Decision Protecting Public Health by Upholding Law Providing for Vaccination Requirements

March 17, 2021 Legislature for Advancing One-House Budget Proposals Re: Restore Health Care Cuts

February

February 18, 2021 State Med. Societies Urge Biden Admin..& State Govs to Facilitate Distribution of Vaccine to Comm-Based Physicians

February 17, 2021 Troy Oechsner Named Executive VP of Medical Society

February 3, 2021 I’s Time for COVID-19 Vaccines to be Distributed to Community-Based Physicians

January

January 20, 2021 New York Physicians: From Healthcare Heroes to Healthcare Zeros

January 12, 2021 MSSNY Welcomes Governor Cuomo’s Efforts to Expand Telehealth Services in New York

January 10, 2021 Docs Upset by Nixing Due Process When Patients Make Unproven Allegations

January 4, 2021 MSSNY Stands Ready to Support NYS in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Effort