Your voices were heard: NYS budget funds healthcare priorities

April 14, 2022

The Healthcare Education Project applauds Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their efforts in making healthcare a priority in the FY23 budget.

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This budget was a step towards major improvements in healthcare. Money for our vulnerable safety-nets; an emphasis on expanding our mental health treatment options; a change in how Medicaid is calculated; a pay raise for home care workers—these are just a few ways in which the Legislature demonstrated their commitment to the healthcare community and all the New Yorkers who rely on it.

New York has long led by example when it comes to providing access to quality, affordable healthcare. The victories for healthcare in this budget are a step in the right direction, but in order to remain leaders in healthcare, we must continue to fight for the funding and resources needed.

We look forward to continuing that fight moving forward while we celebrate the accomplishments of this budget negotiation process.

To learn more about what’s in the budget, how it may benefit you, and how to access those benefits, click here for our budget breakdown.