Huge turnout for virtual MSSNY 2021 Advocacy Day
is a win for physicians.
On behalf of OCMS, our sincere thanks to the physicians and medical students who joined us on March 2 for MSSNY Advocacy Day. Well over 300 New York physicians and medical students attended this virtual event to speak up for their practice, their colleagues and their patients.
We are so fortunate that this diverse group was on hand that day to share their expertise and the physician perspective with our local State legislators, who expressed tremendous gratitude for the exceptional effort put forth by physicians during the pandemic. Medical students were present as well to share their concerns and those of their fellow students.
At OCMS we are proud to have such capable leadership representing our interests in Onondaga County! Our group had engaging and productive conversations about these and other issues with our local legislative leaders and staff, including Assemblymembers Barclay, Hunter, Magnarelli and Stirpe and Senators Mannion and May, who seemed both receptive and sensitive to our members' concerns.
We also heard from leaders of the Health and Insurance Committees who are directly involved in developing legislation and public policies that impact healthcare delivery including the many health care policies in the New York State Budget to be considered later this month.
A replay of the Lobby Day session is being processed and we will share it as soon as it becomes available. Until then, MSSNY has provided a podcast update, "Physician Advocacy Day Success; Continued Need for Advocacy and Vaccine Accessibility," which you can listen to here.
Senator Mannion's District Representative
Preena Deer, RN
Assemblymember Stirpe's Leg. Director
MSSNY Senior VP Legislative Affairs
Moe Auster, Esq.
Senate Minority Leader
Senator May's Chief of Staff
Assembly Majority Leader
Crystal Davis Peoples-Stokes
Senate Majority Leader