New York City Hemophilia Chapter will Honor Assemblyman Micah Kellner at November Gala
Assemblyman Kellner, who represents New York’s 65th Assembly District, is being honored for his work on behalf of New Yorkers affected by bleeding disorders and his efforts to improve access to healthcare in New York State. In 2010, working closely with the bleeding disorders community, he succeeded in getting the Legislature to pass a bill prohibiting the creation of higher co-pay “specialty tiers” for clotting factor drugs used to treat hemophilia along with other biologic drugs. In 2011, he led the battle to get Child Health Plus and other state program to cover clotting factor used on an outpatient basis. New York is the only state where the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) does not provide this coverage. Efforts to pass this important legislation are ongoing.