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Assemblymember Paulin & Senator Reichlin-Melnick on Early Intervention Services Legislation

07.16.2021 | Rockland News | “Early Intervention (EI) provides critical assistance for young children with developmental delays and disabilities at the time intervention can have the greatest impact," said Randi Levine, Policy Director, Advocates for Children of New York. "Following years of commercial health insurance companies denying the vast majority of EI claims, we thank Assemblymember Paulin and Senator Reichlin-Melnick for their leadership in passing A.5339/S.5560A to assess a fee on health insurance companies to help cover the cost of this important and cost-effective program.  We urge Governor Cuomo to sign the bill into law and to use the additional funding to strengthen the EI program so that young children don’t have to wait for needed assistance.” Read article