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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Amid An Embroiled Case - New York Woman Speaks






Arline Lester, celebrated her 91st birthday on New Years Day, 2020. To everyone's surprise, she started talking. Ed Lester, Arline's son, said he had not heard her speak since her tracheotomy.  Her first words that day were, “What did you say?”, clearly heard by all in the room.  Ed Lester, was talking to his friend about his mother's heart-breaking case and the trouble that she was in. According to Ed, his brother (whose name we won’t reveal) wants his mother dead. There is an old Living Will and apparently a new Living Will, an old Proxy Healthcare document and a new Healthcare Proxy document. According to Ed, prior to both new documents, Arline Lester was evaluated by a psychiatrist and deemed to have her mental capacity to make decisions. According to Ed, his mother revoked her old living will and her old healthcare proxy document. Now, this is being evaluated by a Judge in Nassau County brought on by Ed's brother. According to Ed,  his brother wants his mother dead and so Ed fears that if the new healthcare proxy is not honored, he will lose his mother.



Arline Lester and her son, Ed 


Arline is Mensa,  was divorced and left to raise two young boys. Arline worked for 25 years as a Math teacher in PS 125 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  She was also a professor in a Brooklyn College until she was 88 years old. Her cousin attests that she was loved by everyone.  Arline is presently in the hospital recovering from a leg amputation.

Being very surprised by his mother speaking,  Ed first wanted to know if his mother was in pain. Ed's friend asked Arline. First, the friend called Arline by name. Arline responds with turning her head to look at Ed’s friend. The friend then asked if she was in pain. Arline shook her head “no”. Arline then spoke again when the friend said “Thank you”.  Arline replied politely saying “Thank you”, as though showing her appreciation for the kind attention shown her.

Ed had told his friend that the pain medication was probably wearing off allowing Arline to communicate. This new activity by Arline is critical since the legal case was started in early December 2019 by Ed’s brother.  The legal case has caused a temporary guardian to be appointed by a Judge in Nassau County. The case has also interrupted his mother applying for Community Medicaid. The trial is set for Monday, January 6, 2020.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019




IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK


This is not about pulling the plug. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NY's ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL BELONGS IN THE GARBAGE, NOT IN OUR LIVES!




ON May 15, 2019 New York Against Assisted Suicide ©, 501.c4

had invited everyone to 

      our press conference to present New Yorkers' voices

      against the pending NY assisted suicide Bill.
Following our press conference, we were invited into the Assembly

      Chambers where the votings were take place.

   
       To our surprise, we were then introduced to the Assembly when a loud thunder

       of applause resounded as we were thanked for the work we

       do to protect New York from the bad policy bill of

       assisting someone's suicide.


           GUESS WHO WAS WITNESSING ALL OF THIS?

        OUR YOUTH VISITING THEIR CAPITAL THAT DAY!
You see them in the balcony in this video!  :)

  LET'S SHOW THEM WE CARE ABOUT THEM AND THEIR FUTURE!

     
  SIGN THE PETITION NOW!

Here: https://www.nyagainstas.com

As suicide prevention is a huge agenda in New York State,
 there are proponents pushing assisting a suicide. 
This sends the wrong message to our youth!

      HELP US TO KILL THIS BILL (not our youth) and
     PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE
  WHERE IT BELONGS!
Thank you!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

NY Against AS Urges Congress, Don't Pour Money Into A System That Can't Manage Itself!


Federal Congress Bill Wants To 'Help' by Pouring
Money Into System Which Can't Manage Itself - Ethically.
NY Against AS Foresees Many NYers Lives At Stake & Urges
"Fix The System First"!


"The "Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, bills H.R. 1676 and S. 693, were proposed in 2017 and viewed as noncontroversial."  MargaretDore.com 
 New York Against Assisted Suicide found the federal Bill, "Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act", to be not only controversial but also detrimental to New York State. All New Yorkers know that fraud and abuse fraud and abuse exists in every aspect of New York living the unfortunate consequences of residing in New York State.

A point to remind Congress,  New York is also home to the NY Stock Exchange and multitude of banking industries, where in 2008, the big news at the time was the "Big Bank Bail Out" according to Forbes Magazine. President Bush signed the $700 billion bank bailout bill on October 3, 2008. The official name of the bill that was passed and signed was the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The infamous bailout could not correct the major problem which was the unethical practices that were performed by unethical bankers. Much of the bailout lead to greater bonus' at Christmas time, two months following the bailout. 

New York Against Assisted Suicide urges the Senate in Congress to not pass a Bill that would grab American tax payor money and dump it into the Palliative and Hospice system that is riddled with stealth euthanasia, NY laws that lead to unethical practices and a majorly Soros funded, assisted suicide agenda. Vote "NO" on The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, Bills H.R. 1676 and S. 693.

Friday, October 26, 2018

NYagainstAS Opposes Congress Bill 'PaCHETA'

"New York Against Assisted Suicide adds its voice in opposition to the Palliative and Hospice Care Education and Training Act. Here's why:


New York Against Assisted Suicide
together with other organizations and
 private concerned citizens, who have
felt the brunt of abuse and fraud through
 the medicare and medicare system,
presented a voice of opposition to the
HR 1676 / S. 693 Bill. 


 Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, S. 693 & H.R. 1676 (aka PaCHETA)  is a federal Bill that will increase major funds to a Medicare system. The funds will go towards schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine and many other businesses including non profit organizations that involve hospice and palliative care.  The House voted and passed this Bill with a 'voice vote' on July 23, 2018.  Only 7 days later, on July 30,  the Office of Inspector General at the HHS, published a report called "Vulnerabilities in the Medicare Hospice Program Affect Quality Care and Program Integrity: An OIG Portfolio.
The portfolio is the result of a 10 year study which showed inappropriate billing, misinformation to patients and to families, misplacement of patients into unnecessary programs without the patients'  nor families' knowledge, plus more.  The OIG report recommends: 


"Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implement 15 specific actions that relate to 7 areas for improvement. CMS should strengthen the survey processits primary tool to promote complianceto better ensure that hospices provide beneficiaries with needed services and quality care. CMS should also seek statutory
authority to establish additional remedies for hospices with poor performance." 2018 OIG report

So what is the problem with this bill and how would it affect New York?

 The first and major problem of this bill is that the medicare system is currently rift with fraud and abuse. This is not news to New Yorkers. 1* 2* 3* 

When NYAgainstAS  viewed the Congressional Bill, the OIG report together with the knowledge of activities going on in New York, (the push for assisted suicide/euthanasia under the guise of 'palliative care') doctors who are known for their support of assisted suicide/euthanasia bills are also heads of their founding 'Palliative care' programs " the sounding alarm went off.
in New York State as well as across the nation, with millions of tax payers dollars involved, not only through the act of fraud but then also through tax money in the court system to correct and bring to justice those who commit the violations, it befuddles NY Against AS as to why the House would want to throw more money into the malfunctioning system.  The way NY Against AS sees it,  the Palliative Care system flares dangerously on both ends: on one end, by fraud and abuse through bad, dishonest citizens, while on the other end, by unethical forces that push for Assisted Suicide/Euthansia. 

New York Against Assisted Suicide urges everyone to send letters to the Senators in Congress listed below, warning them of the great danger involved with increased funding toward Palliative Care and Hospice, if the Bill is passed. Urge the Senators to instead correct the mal-functioning window of Medicare and Medicaid abuse  now. 

Tell Congressional Senators  to Vote 'NO' on the Palliative and Hospice Care Education and Training Act, Senate Bill 693, aka the "PACHETA" Bill in the Senate.


Write to:



Committee on Health, Education, labor and Pensions:
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - 
428 Senate Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5375


Lamar Alexander (TN)
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510  
(202) 224-4944

Michael B. Enzi (WY)
379A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3154

131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3643

  • Rand Paul (KY)
167 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4343

  • Susan Collins (ME)
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2523

  •  Bill Cassidy, M.D. (LA)
520 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5824

400 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5623

104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5251


  • Pat Roberts (KS)
109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4774

522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6665

717 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6121



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154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2621 Bernie Sanders (VT) 

393 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

709 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5653

136 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4041

317 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4543

231 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4024

330 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3324

309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5641



Thursday, August 2, 2018

ATTENTION NEW YORKERS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 
ABOUT 
NY'S ASSISTED SUICIDE / EUTHANASIA BILLS 

1st,  DON'T BE FOOLED!

 ~ PART 3 ~




This video was produced on May 3rd, 2018 in New York City, during the New York State's second hearing on the Assisted Suicide Bill in New York City.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ATTENTION NEW YORKERS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 
ABOUT 
NY'S ASSISTED SUICIDE / EUTHANASIA BILLS  

1st,  DON'T BE FOOLED!

~   PART 2   ~

John Virdone, Esq.  joined New York Against Assisted Suicide together with other leaders of organizations across the U.S.A and Canada for a press release outside of the NYC Legislative Building on Broadway, expressing their concerns about the AS/Euthanasia agenda saying the Bill is a bad policy.


On May 3, the hearing began @ 11am and continued to about 9:30pm. 
The morning portion of the hearing had all of the four legislators listed below:


Standing Committee on Health, 5-03-2018
ASSEMBLY MEMBERS PRESENT:
ASSEMBLY MEMBER RICHARD GOTTFRIED -- Chair, Assembly Standing Committee on Health
ASSEMBLY MEMBER AMY PAULIN
ASSEMBLY MEMBER HARVEY EPSTEIN
ASSEMBLY MEMBER RODNEYSE BICHOTTE
ASSEMBLY MEMBER LINDA ROSENTHAL

Assembly Member Bichotte asked testifiers showing her concern for the people of her community. She appeared not to be satisfied with the answers nor explanations to her questions. (please find the transcript in the link of the entire May 3rd hearing here: May 3, 2018 NYC AS/Euthanasia Hearing

Once afternoon arrived, there were only two legislators present for the entire remaining of the day; Assembly Member Gottfried & Assembly Member Paulin, sponsor of the bill. The room was heavily packed until the later hours. Was there a good representation of legislators present to hear testimonies and will to ask questions? The answer is no.

The hearing ended with the last testifier, who was in favor of the Bill, urging NY State to pass the Bill by end of the month, May 2018. The Bill did not come up for a vote by the end of the legislative session, June 2018.

Those who are pushing for the AS/Euthanasia agenda say they will return in 2019.