A BALCONY Symposium

The Status of Health Care Reform
  Keynote Speaker:
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius 

Health and Human Services Department


House Passes
Affordable Health Care
for America

 SYMPOSIUM APRIL 14, 8 - 11 a.m.


Finding  Common Ground Between
New York Business
and Labor



April 8, 2010



April 14 - 8:00 a.m - 11 a.m.

(RSVP by April 12)


The Status of Health Care Reform
A BALCONY New York Symposium




Bruce Ventimiglia, Co-Chair, BALCONY

Keynote Speaker: 8:30 a.m.

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary,
Health and Human Services

Panel Participants 


Lou Gordon, Director, BALCONY

Peter Slocum, VP Advocacy, American Cancer Society

Joe Baker, President, 
Medicare Rights Center
Cindy Gillespie, Managing Director, 
McKenna Long & Aldridge
LaRay Brown, Senior VP,
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
Elisabeth Benjamin, VP of Health Initiatives,
Community Service Society of New York 
John Arensmeyer, Founder and President,
Small Business Majority
Catherine Abate, President,
Community Healthcare Network

John Durso, President,
Long Island Federation of Labor
President, RWDSU Local 338

Troy Oechsner, Deputy Superintendent for Health,
NY State Department of Insurance


Joseph Berardo, CEO and President, MagnaCare


WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe
               43rd Street and Broadway
               New York City

WHEN:   April 14, 2010
               8:00 - 11:00 am
               Breakfast buffet
               begins at 8 a.m.



Health Care Reform
is in its final stages.


New Yorkers
are waiting for the details.

Where do we go from here?

What will federal reform do to, or for, New York?

What is the impact on union members, small business, seniors, and the uninsured?






RSVP by April 12, 2010

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Or Call BALCONY at: (212) 219-7777



A Time For Change

May 11th and 12th

BALCONY joins Cornell ILR
in co-sponsoring

"A Time for Change: Restructuring America's Health Care Delivery System"

Click here for more info: Cornell


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House Passes
Affordable Health Care
for America: 219-212

The final health insurance reform legislation passed by the House of Representatives on Sunday, March 21, 2010 (Senate Bill as improved by the Reconciliation Bill) will ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and significantly reduces long-term health care costs.

Click here:
Health Care

CBO Score for Health Insurance Reform, click here: CBO


Bruce Vengimiglia, Co-Chair
Alan Lubin, Co-Chair


Participating Organizations

Medicare Rights Center
Medicare Rights Center
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society


Small Business Majority

NYS Health Foundation
New York State Health Foundation
McKenna Long and Aldridge
McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Community Health Network
Community Healthcare Network

NYS Nurses Assoc
New York State Nurses Assoc.

Saratoga Capital Management
Saratoga Capital Management


WCBS NewsRadio880
WCBS NewsRadio 880

Universal American
Universal American

Milberg, LLP


Metro New York Health Care




As National Debate on Health Care heats up in Washington, New Yorkers are concerned with the impact of the proposed revisions.
On April 14, 2010, a coalition of advocacy, union, and business groups will hold a New York City Symposium on the STATUS OF HEALTH CARE REFORM.
We anticipate a lively discussion featuring prominent government representatives and public policy experts.



BALCONY, the Business and Labor Coalition of New York, represents more than 1,000 New York businesses, labor unions, and trade associations. BALCONY seeks common ground in the public policy debate in New York to spur economic development through the adoption of business/union friendly, socially responsible common sense laws that maintain and improve the quality of life for working New Yorkers.

BALCONY is a 501C4
Contributions are not tax deductible.




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