Healthcare Education

1199SEIU and GNYHA Respond to
New York State’s Final Budget Agreement

Categories :Medicaid , News , NY State Budget
The final budget agreement represents a significant improvement from Governor Hochul’s initial proposal—which contained over $1 billion in Medicaid cuts—and highlights the immense importance of our ongoing Medicaid Equity campaign. The New York State Legislature clearly heard the voices of their constituents, tens of thousands of whom made calls, wrote letters, and told their healthcare stories [...]

Jewish Leaders Join Statewide Coalition of Faith Leaders Urging Governor Hochul to End Medicaid Funding Crisis

Categories :Medicaid , News , NY State Budget
Prominent Jewish leaders join growing list of over 650 faith leaders statewide calling on the Governor to raise the Medicaid reimbursement rate to fully cover the cost of care for hospitals New York, New York – Today, prominent Orthodox Jewish leaders signed on to an open letter calling on Governor Hochul to raise the Medicaid [...]

Thousands of NY Healthcare Workers, Faith Leaders, and Legislators Join Protests in 7 Cities on Friday Against Gov. Hochul’s Budget Proposal

Categories :Medicaid , News , NY State Budget
Healthcare Cuts and Medicaid Funding Shortfalls in the Governor’s Budget Would Worsen Healthcare Disparities and Threaten More Closures of Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Caregivers and Advocates Say New York, New York – Today, thousands of New York healthcare workers, faith leaders and legislators filled the streets in seven major cities across New York State to [...]

Statewide Alliance of Nearly 100 Community and Patient Groups Demand that Governor Kathy Hochul End Medicaid Funding Crisis

Categories :Medicaid , News , NY State Budget
Coalition Applauds State Leaders for One-House Budget Proposals that Put State on Path to Fully Funding Medicaid New York, New York – Today, a diverse coalition of nearly 100 patient groups and community health advocates, representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers from across the state, will deliver an open letter to the Governor’s office [...]

Fully Fund Medicaid Now

Dear Governor Hochul, As health advocates in our communities, we write today to express grave concern about your proposed state budget, which continues the chronic underfunding of Medicaid, the critically important program that supports the health of over seven million New Yorkers, or two out of every five people. We understand that New York’s Medicaid [...]

1199SEIU and GNYHA Respond
to New York State’s One-House Budget

Categories :Medicaid , News , NY State Budget
“The New York State Senate and Assembly one-house budget resolutions reflect 1199SEIU and GNYHA’s most important priorities, including a crucial Medicaid reimbursement rate increase for hospitals and the elimination of Governor Hochul’s proposed health care cuts. These and other provisions would help stabilize New York’s financially struggling hospitals, strengthen the health care workforce, and help [...]

New York City Council Members, Hospital Leaders, Healthcare Advocates & Workers Join Statewide Coalition Demanding Governor Kathy Hochul End Medicaid Funding Crisis

Categories :Medicaid , News , NY State Budget
New York City Elected Officials join other localities statewide – Auburn and Utica – in support of raising the Medicaid reimbursement rate New York, New York – Today, a coalition of City Council members, hospital representatives, faith leaders, healthcare workers and advocates held a press conference on the steps of City Hall to demand that [...]

Syracuse State Legislators, Hospital and Nursing Home Leaders, Healthcare Advocates, and Faith Leaders Call on Governor Hochul to End Medicaid Funding Crisis

Categories :Medicaid , News , NY State Budget
Event is Part of a Statewide, Coordinated “Speakout” Demanding Gov. Hochul Address Healthcare Inequities Thousands of hospital and nursing home workers—stretching from Long Island to Western New York—will rally outside their institutions on Thursday afternoon, calling on Gov. Hochul to properly fund Medicaid, a lifeline for over 7 million New Yorkers Syracuse, New York – [...]

Inflation Reduction Act 1-Year Anniversary

Last August, the Biden Administration passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a wide-reaching piece of legislation that ushered in sweeping changes to everything from climate and industrial policy to healthcare. The Inflation Reduction Act introduced a number of policies lowering healthcare costs and expanding access. As the law has begun to take effect over the [...]

Cutting a debt deal by cutting Medicaid? Tell your Rep NO!

Categories :Medicaid
Right now, Congress is in negotiations to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and pay down the national debt. 92 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid, which provides affordable care to: people with disabilities people with mental health and substance use disorders children pregnant women seniors in nursing homes rural Americans people of color Some in [...]