Healthcare Union and Legislators Join Nursing Homes to Demand that State Stop Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts

October 24, 2019


What:  Press conference calling to stop drastic Medicaid CMI funding cut to nursing homes

When: Thursday, October 24th,  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Clove Lakes Rehab Center, 25 Fanning St, Staten Island, NY 10314

Who: 1199SEIU nursing home workers; Senator Diane Savino; Assembly Member Charles Fall; Kevin Elkins, District Director for the office of Congressman Max Rose; office of District Attorney Michael E. McMahon; Councilwoman Debbie Rose; office of Senator Andrew Lanza; Steven Hayes – NYS Health Facilities Association; Continuing Care Leadership Coalition


America’s largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU, is joining New York State Senators and Assembly Members at a press conference to denounce the Dept. of Health’s $250 million CMI cut to nursing homes across the state and demand its reversal.


They are speaking alongside officials of Clove Lakes Rehab Center on Staten Island, one of the institutions that will be hit hard by the cut with a $1,160,000 loss of funding. Also voicing their strong opposition to the cuts are NYS Health Facilities Association and Continuing Care Leadership Coalition.


The CMI cut is the result of a change made by the NY Dept. of Health in the calculation of its Medicaid reimbursement rate to nursing homes. Over 600 nursing homes throughout the state will see a loss of funding when they are already operating on thin margins. The cut will jeopardize jobs and quality of care in nursing homes throughout the State.

Contact: Mark Riley;  (347) 637-0621)