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Senator Kemp Hannon

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Chairman

New York State Senate

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New York State Senate

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New York State Senate

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New York Senate

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New York Senate

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Senate Health Committee

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Kemp Hannon

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Health Committee

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New York State

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Committee for Housing and Community Development

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Chair of Senate Health Committee
National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Chair, New York State Senate Health Committee
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Boston College

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Fordham University School of Law

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Yesterday, NAMI-NYS represented the mental health community at a news conference featuring Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair of Senate Health Committee.

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SENATOR KEMP HANNON (R, C, I- Nassau) chairs the New York State Senate Health Committee, and is the Senate Chair of the Health Budget Subcommittee.Nationally, Senator Hannon headed the National Conference of State Legislator's ("NCSL") Task Force on Streamlining and Simplifying Insurance Regulation and forged agreement on the "Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact" establishing uniform standards among states for insurance products.Senator Hannon also has been the Chair of the NCSL Health Committee comprised of legislative representatives from each state working toward cohesive state and federal health policy.In addition, Senator Hannon is a member of the NCSL Health Forum where he represents New York in the national debate on health care and health care finance.

Hannon was also a member of a national advisory panel on "Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: The States as Catalyst for Change", a joint effort of the Heller School at Brandeis University and the Program to Eliminate Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health, funded by the Commonwealth Fund.
Legislative Highlights
As for statewide and Nassau County efforts, Senator Hannon is active in promoting and protecting the public health of New York as the Health Committee Chair . The following highlight some of his recent legislative accomplishments:
Spearheaded the actual passage of "Charity Care" requirements forevery hospital in NY, so that those underinsured or without insurance
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With the goal of implementing real systematic change to assure Medicaid is serving the right people, at the correct level of care, in the most effective manner, Senator Hannon led the Task Force in establishing numerous recommendations to the Senate.
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Senator Hannon fought to ensure all New Yorkers have access to high-quality, cost-effective care.He was instrumental in the adoption of the Health Care Reform Act ("HCRA") HCRA replaced New York's existing archaic, overregulated hospital reimbursement system with a deregulated system based on rates negotiated by providers and payers, and established pools of money to fund many of the critical health care initiative in the state.
Most importantly, HCRA funds helped to establish and maintain the Child Health Plus and later the Family Health Plus program, both developed in part under the leadership of Senator Hannon.These nationally recognized programs provide health coverage for many children and adults otherwise unable to afford medical care.Enrollment in Child Health Plus has increased from approximately 90,000 in the mid 1990s to more than 400,000 at present.
With Medicaid serving as the primary payer of long term care costs, Senator Hannon sponsored legislation to increase the use of long term care insurance.As Chair of the Health Budget Subcommittee, and in response to recommendations of the Medicaid Reform Task Force, Senator Hannon pushed for incentives to increase the purchase of long term care insurance policies by expanding the plan options available through the NYS Partnership for Long Term Care, by offering a higher tax credit to those who purchase a plan and through more aggressive public education and outreach.Each of these initiatives was adopted in the 2004-2005 budget.
Other insurance initiatives sponsored by Senator Hannon to promote access to quality care are: the Long Term Care Integration and Finance Act, providing greater public and private long-term care options for the elderly and chronically ill; the Managed Care Bill of Rights establishing the basis for the federal initiative to protect the interests of patients as well as provider physicians; and the External Review initiative giving managed care patients the right to an independent, external appeal of HMO denials of coverage for treatment.
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Senator Hannon also helped to create the Senate's landmark "Gen*NY*sis" program to promote biotechnology research in New York, to ensure the state will become a leader in the research and development of new life science technologies.
Organ Donation
Furthering his commitment to increasing organ donation, Senator Hannon sponsored the bill with established the NYS Organ and Tissue Donor Registry in law.The registry will allow New York to continue to partner with the United Network of Organ Sharing, which maintains the national organ donor waiting list ensuring available organs are matched with those in need.In 2003, Senator Hannon authored a measure, which established the "Life Pass It On" program, which designed distinctive license plates and established a fund to support organ donor education.In 2001, the Senator championed the bill, which generated the Donate Life Medal of Honor to honor donors and their families.
Pharmaceuticals
Senator Hannon worked to implement the federal program in New York in a way that further supports the state's successful Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage ("EPIC") program.Enrollment was automatic for EPIC enrollees, which simplified the process for seniors and ensured beneficiaries access to all the advantages of the new federal program.
Senator Hannon has also played a vital role in expanding the EPIC program , by increasing the income limits.These changes make EPIC the nation's most comprehensive drug coverage program for seniors.
Technology
Senator Hannon has championed innovative legislation to promote electronic commerce and protect the privacy of individuals doing business on-line.Senator Hannon's Electronic Signature and Records Act of 1999 provides legal authorization for the use of electronic signatures andrecords.This legislation positioned New York at the forefront of electronic commerce and paved the way for an analogous federal law in 2000.
Senator Hannon sponsored the Internet Security and Privacy Act, which prohibits any state agency that provides an interactive computer web site from collecting or disclosing personal information concerning a person using the site unless the user consents to make this information available.Such strong privacy protections will allow users to be confident their personal information is secure when they communicate with their government on-line.It will also serve as an example for private sector entities to follow in protecting the privacy of individuals who conduct business with them on-line.
Women's Health
Throughout his leadership in the Health Committee, Senator Hannon has always focused on the importance of prevention.Senator Hannon co-sponsored the Women's Health Care and Preventative Care bill which would provide women with direct access to OB/GYNs, improved coverage for cancer and osteoporosis screening and coverage of contraceptives as part of an enrollee's drug coverage.
Hannon sponsored legislation requiring health insurance companies to cover mammograms for women at high risk either because of a family history or due to their age.The bill also required insurance companies to cover re-constructive surgery following mastectomies.This legislation increases both a person's chance of prevention and survival of breast cancer.
Senator Hannon supported the bill, which created the law establishing requirements for maternity care.Specifically, women are to remain in the hospital for at least 48 hours after giving birth, consequently mandating insurance companies to honor claims covering that minimum amount of time.
Further Activities
Senator Hannon he initially served as Chairman of the Committee for Housing and Community Development; previously he was the Republican floor leader in the Assembly, serving as the Minority Leader Pro Tem.An alumnus of Chaminade High School, Boston College and Fordham Law School, Senator Hannon is Special Counsel to the law firm Farrell Fritz P.C. in Nassau County and is active in community and civic affairs.He resides in Garden City with his wife Bronwyn and their twin daughters, Alex and Maddie.
Vote In 2004 General Election
Kemp Hannon, Rep 56,769:Ind.3,089; Con.4,692 64,550
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Kemp Hannon, Rep 38,467; Ind 2,581; Con 3,352 44,400


New York State Senator | 6th Senate District | Kemp Hannon | Biography

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SENATOR KEMP HANNON (R, C, I- Nassau) chairs the New York State Senate Health Committee, and is the Senate Chair of the Health Budget Subcommittee.Nationally, Senator Hannon has served in many capacities with the National Conference of State Legislators ("NCSL") including the Task Force on Streamlining and Simplifying Insurance Regulation.In 2003, the Task Force released the "Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact" establishing uniform standards between states for insurance products.Senator Hannon has served, as Chair of the NCSL Health Committee comprised of legislative representatives from each state working toward cohesive state and federal health policy.In addition, Senator Hannon is a member of the NCSL Health Forum where he represents New York in the national debate on health care and health care finance.
Senator Hannon has also served as chair of the Council for State Government standing committee on Suggested State Legislation.In his capacity on the committee he has worked to identify, research and select exemplary state legislation on topics of major interest to states for use as model legislation.Hannon was also a member of a national advisory panel on "Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: The States as Catalyst for Change", a joint effort of the Heller School at Brandeis University and the Program to Eliminate Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health, funded by the Commonwealth Fund.In addition, Senator Hannon participates in the Reforming States effort sponsored by the Millbank Fund.
2003-2004 Legislative HighlightsAs for statewide efforts, Senator Hannon is active in promoting and protecting the public health of New York since he became the Health Committee Chair in 1995.The following highlight some of the legislative accomplishments during the 2003-2004 legislative session in which Senator Hannon:
* Served as co-chair of the Senate Medicaid Reform Task Force and proposed the first comprehensive overhaul of Medicaid after six months of public hearings, discussions and input from local officials, health care providers, consumers and advocates.With the goal of implementing real systematic change to assure Medicaid is serving the right people, at the correct level of care, in the most effective manner, Senator Hannon led the Task Force in establishing numerous recommendations to the Senate.
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With the incidence of pertussis in New York increasing four fold in 2003 above the annual average, Senator Hannon knew it was vital to quickly act on this issue to protect children from unnecessary illness.
OTHER LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTSInsurance InitiativesSenator Hannon has fought to ensure all New Yorkers have access to high-quality, cost-effective care.He played an instrumental role in the adoption of the Health Care Reform Act ("HCRA") in 1996, and its subsequent iterations in 2000 and 2002.HCRA replaced New York's existing archaic, overregulated hospital reimbursement system with a deregulated system based on rates negotiated by providers and payers, and established pools of money to fund many of the critical health care initiative in the state.Senator Hannon will work in 2005 to reevaluate and appropriate these funds to continue these vital programs.
Most importantly, HCRA funds helped to establish and maintain the Child Health Plus program in 1996 and 1997, and later the Family Health Plus program, both developed in part under the leadership of Senator Hannon.These nationally recognized programs provide health coverage for many children and adults otherwise unable to afford medical care.Enrollment in Child Health Plus has increased from approximately 90,000 in the mid 1990s to more than 500,000 at present.Meanwhile, the current enrollment in Family Health Plus of 65,000 represents an increase of more than 58,000 since January 2002.
With Medicaid serving as the primary payer of long term care costs; Senator Hannon has also sponsored legislation to increase the use of long term care insurance.As Chair of the Health Budget Subcommittee in 2004, and in response to recommendations of the Medicaid Reform Task Force, Senator Hannon pushed for incentives to increase the purchase of long term care insurance policies by expanding the plan options available through the NYS Partnership for Long Term Care, by offering a higher tax credit to those who purchase a plan and through more aggressive public education and outreach.Each of these initiatives was adopted in the 2004-2005 budget.
Also in 2004, Senator Hannon sponsored the bill which created the New York State Health Insurance Continuation Assistance Demonstration program designed to provide health insurance for persons in the entertainment industry and other displaced workers providing them stop gap protection in order to maintain their health insurance coverage when they are required to move from job to job.
Other insurance initiatives sponsored by Senator Hannon to promote access to quality care are: the Long Term Care Integration and Finance Act, providing greater public and private long-term care options for the elderly and chronically ill; the Managed Care Bill of Rights establishing the basis for the federal initiative to protect the interests of patients as well as provider physicians; and the External Review initiative giving managed care patients the right to an independent, external appeal of HMO denials of coverage for treatment.
Medical Practice In 2004, Senator Hannon was awarded an honorary membership into the New York State Neurosurgical Society for his commitment to tort reform in New York.His bill, the Medical Malpractice Reform Act, defines non-economic and actual economic damages, institutes a cap on non-economic damages of $250,000 and removes the current exemption of identifying medial experts.
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Senator Hannon is responsible for numerous laws recognizing the importance of medical research, preventive medicine and the treatment of diseases.These laws include measures to reform cancer registry reporting and laws which require the NYS Department of Health to set up a database to collect information about emergency room visits statewide, allowing the state, in the future, to better judge and plan for a range of illnesses, symptoms and accidents.
Senator Hannon also helped to create the Senate's landmark "Gen*NY*sis" program to promote biotechnology research in New York, to ensure the state will become a leader in the research and development of new life science technologies.
Organ DonationFurthering his commitment to increasing organ donation, in 2004 Senator Hannon sponsored the bill with established the NYS Organ and Tissue Donor Registry in law.The registry will allow New York to continue to partner with the United Network of Organ Sharing, which maintains the national organ donor waiting list ensuring available organs are matched with those in need.In 2003, Senator Hannon authored a measure, which established the "Life Pass It On" program, which designed distinctive license plates and established a fund to support organ donor education.In 2001, the Senator championed the bill, which generated the Donate Life Medal of Honor to honor donors and their families.
PharmaceuticalsResponding to the 2003 changes in prescription drug coverage for Medicare patients at the federal level, Senator Hannon worked to implement the federal program in New York in a way that further supports the state's successful Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage ("EPIC") program.Enrollment was automatic for EPIC enrollees, which simplified the process for seniors and ensured beneficiaries access to all the advantages of the new federal program.
Senator Hannon has also played a vital role in expanding the EPIC program in 2000, by increasing the income limits.These changes make EPIC the nation's most comprehensive drug coverage program for seniors.
TechnologySenator Hannon has championed innovative legislation to promote electronic commerce and protect the privacy of individuals doing business on-line.Senator Hannon's Electronic Signature and Records Act of 1999 provides legal authorization for the use of electronic signatures and records.This legislation positioned New York at the forefront of electronic commerce and paved the way for an analogous federal law in 2000.
Senator Hannon also sponsored the Internet Security and Privacy Act, which prohibits any state agency that provides an interactive computer web site from collecting or disclosing personal information concerning a person using the site unless the user consents to make this information available.Such strong privacy protections will allow users to be confident their personal information is secure when they communicate with their government on-line.It will also serve as an example for private sector entities to follow in protecting the privacy of individuals who conduct business with them on-line.
Women's HealthThroughout his leadership in the Health Committee, Senator Hannon has always focused on the importance of prevention.In 2002, Senator Hannon co-sponsored the Women's Health Care and Preventative Care bill which would provide wo


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